Door Wide Open : A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958

By: Kerouac, Jack; Johnson, Joyce

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On a blind date in Greenwich Village set up by Allen Ginsberg, Joyce Johnson (then Joyce Glassman) met Jack Kerouac in January 1957, nine months before he became famous overnight with the publication of On the Road. She was an adventurous, independent-minded twenty-one-year-old; Kerouac was already running on empty at thirty-five. This unique book, containing the many letters the two of them wrote to each other, reveals a surprisingly tender side of Kerouac. It also shares the vivid and unusual perspective of what it meant to be young, Beat, and a woman in the Cold War fifties. Reflecting on those tumultuous years, Johnson seamlessly interweaves letters and commentary, bringing to life her love affair with one of American letters' most fascinating and enigmatic figures.

Title: Door Wide Open : A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958

Author Name: Kerouac, Jack; Johnson, Joyce

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 2000

ISBN Number: 0670890405

ISBN Number 13: 9780670890408

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 007240

Keywords: BEAT GENERATION KEROUAC JACK 1922 1969 LOVE LETTERS AUTHORS AMERICAN CORRESPONDENCE BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY LITERARY COLLECTIONS CRITICISM GENERAL