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

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"Door Wide Open" is a moving collection of love letters between two major figures of the Beat generation. Reflecting upon these tumultuous years, ... Show synopsis

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AnnieLou

Letters of Love

by AnnieLou on Jul 12, 2007

This sensitive and endearingly written account of two talented writers, recreates the time and ethos of the middle fifties. Kerouac, ever the wanderer and non committal lover, entrances and dominates the young Joyce Johnson, who often suffered the pangs of unrequited love ! Their actual correspondence in letters to each other over the years, tells a heart wrenching story of a devoted woman and an unsettled, drifting talent, Jack Kerouac. You will enjoy the honesty and unraveling sequel of their tormented love affair !!! Especially revealing is her Northport Long Island visit to the house he shared with his Mother ! A memorable account of the talented pair !

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