Item #SKB-17629 Typed Postcard Signed to his old friend Ed White with reference to The Town and the City "dying an unnatural death" Jack KEROUAC.
Typed Postcard Signed to his old friend Ed White with reference to The Town and the City "dying an unnatural death".

Typed Postcard Signed to his old friend Ed White with reference to The Town and the City "dying an unnatural death".

Jamaica, NY, May 16, 1950.

Item #SKB-17629

In full: "Dear Ed, All set to go before this week is out, thanks to quick action of Messrs. Brierly & White. Justin's letter made an impressive splash in the ofice, particularly about my book dying an unnnatural death. Eugene Reynal frowned over it considerable. I ought to arrive Denver Sunday or Monday depending on fare arrangements. Don't worry about my arrival I know just what to do---if in the middle of the night, I'll go to the Windsor or walk the streets or hang out in the bus station; if daytime, I'll go to So. Ogden and knock on the door of your ranchito. Oil up the boms of Denver! I just sold a story to Neurotica (because I like the editor, a friend) for the express purpose of buying 500 beers for everybody in a single routing, bruiting night---to begin festivities with. Tom the Guinea, as I wrote Justin, has to study till June, and may come along in my wake, as I hope he will. Till next week." Signed "Jack" with a couple of small emendations in Kerouac's hand. Ed White was a fellow Columbia University undergraduate in the '40s where he met Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac and was an influence on their spontaneous prose style when he suggested to Kerouac: "Why don't you just sketch in the street, like a painter but with words." Later, Ed White appeared as the character Tim Gray in On the Road. A desirable early card from pre-fame Kerouac to a close friend who was part of the trip immortalized in On the Road. Fine.

Price: $2,500.00

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