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Reads tagged with “Jack Kerouac”

The Secret to Superhuman Strength: Alison Bechdel’s Illustrated Meditation on the Life of the Body, the Death of the Self, and Our Search for Meaning
The Secret to Superhuman Strength: Alison Bechdel’s Illustrated Meditation on the Life of the Body, the Death of the Self, and Our Search for Meaning

“Also: This is it.”

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Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate
Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”

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The Last Hotel: Patti Smith Sets Jack Kerouac to Song
The Last Hotel: Patti Smith Sets Jack Kerouac to Song

Two great talents at the intersection of reality and dream.

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The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers
The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers

Color-coded muses, rotten apples, self-imposed house arrest, and other creative techniques at the intersection of the superstitious and the pragmatic.

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The Daily Routines of Great Writers
The Daily Routines of Great Writers

“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.”

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Love, Kindness, and the Song of the Universe: The Night Jack Kerouac Kept a Young Woman from Taking Her Own Life
Love, Kindness, and the Song of the Universe: The Night Jack Kerouac Kept a Young Woman from Taking Her Own Life

“I felt his pain deeply, and his beauty, and his knowledge.”

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Are Writers Born or Made? Jack Kerouac on the Crucial Difference Between Talent and Genius
Are Writers Born or Made? Jack Kerouac on the Crucial Difference Between Talent and Genius

“Genius gives birth, talent delivers.”

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Jack Kerouac on Kindness, the Self Illusion, and the “Golden Eternity”
Jack Kerouac on Kindness, the Self Illusion, and the “Golden Eternity”

“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

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The Lonesome Traveler: Kerouac’s Tour of the Unseen New York
The Lonesome Traveler: Kerouac’s Tour of the Unseen New York

“Might as well enjoy it… Greatest city the world has ever seen.”

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Advice on Advice from Literary Greats
Advice on Advice from Literary Greats

Cultivating the wisdom to know when to ignore wisdom.

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