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Saturday: Speaker revisits Kerouac's 'On the Road'

 

Beat generation expert Richard Marcel will interview Al Hinkle, real-life counterpart of the character Ed Dunkel in Jack Kerouac's novel, "On the Road," at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Menlo Park Library.

"On the Road" is largely autobiographical, based on road trips of Mr. Kerouac and his friends, who are thinly disguised as characters in the book. Published in 1957, the novel is often considered a defining work of the post-war Beat Generation.

The free library event will include music and poetry by Gary Horsman and artwork by Uma Rani Iyli and Leah Lubin.

For more information, call 330-2512.

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Posted by R.GORDON
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on Jun 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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I wonder if Mr. Hinkle will talk about all of the acid being taken at Stanford during that period when the Psych. dept. was just stoned out of its mind.
All of the members lived there for quite a while in Palo Alto and quite a few writers emerged from that scene......both good, okay and bad.......Neil Cassady and Alan Ginsburg were regulars as well as a
lot of the fun group of the day.
I would bet they would all love to see the people attending the Menlo Park library. Even Woolf's ELECTRIC KOOL AID ACID TEST did not include some of the goings on in his rather good book.


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