BOOK OF DREAMS (City Lights, 1961) (Written 1951-1960)
 
Character name: Real name:
 
Eddy Albert Edward Gilbert
Aunt Anna Emma Vaillancourt
Annie of Easonburg Lil Harris
Billy Artaud Bob Rondeau
W.H. Auden W.H. Auden
Baileys Buckleys
Old Bull Baloon W.C. Fields
Roger Barnet David Burnett
Bea Bea Franco
Dick Beck Bill Keck
Big Slim William "Big Slim" Holmes Hubbard
Al Bingham Ed Stringham
Iddyboy Bissonnette Robert Morissette
Jimmy Bissonnette Charles Morissette
Blanche Beatrice Kerouac
Blatberg ?
Deni Bleu Henri Cru
Bob Boisvert Robert Giroux
Scotty Boldieu Henry Beaulieu
Bostrell ?
John Bottle ?
Roland Bouthelier Armand Gauthier
Wayne Brace ?
Ed Buckle Al Hinkle
Ann Buee ?
Vera Buferd Beverly Burford
Jim Calabrese Tom Livornese
Marguerite Calabrese Maria Livornese
Maggie Cassidy Mary Carney
Marty Churchill "Morty" Maxwell
Timmy Clancy Jimmy O'Dea
Aunt Clementine Leontine Kerouac
Pauline Cole Margaret Coffey
Jeanne Desmarais ?
Donnie ?
Allen Eager Allen Eager
Edna Edie Parker Kerouac
Kyle Elgins Kells Elvins
Jack Elliot "Rambling" Jack Elliott
Al Eno Al Malo
June Evans Joan Vollmer Adams
Cannastra Finistra William Cannastra
Marie Fitzpatrick Jeanne Fitzgerald
Pat Fitzpatrick John Fitzgerald
Bertha Fortier Rita Fournier
Joe Fortier Michael Fournier, Jr
Philip/Phillip Fortier Robert "Snorro" Fournier
Slim Gaillard Slim Gaillard
Gaines William Garver
Irwin Garden Allen Ginsberg
Joe Gavota ?
Georgie the Polock George Varewski
Gerard Gerard Kerouac
Jerry Getty George Eddy
Lola Getty Mona Kent Eddy
G.J. (Gus) George J. Apostolos
Gold ?
Marcus Goodrich ?
Guy Green Ed White
Duke Gringas Odysseus (Duke) Chiungos
Menelaeus Gringas Menelaeus Chiungos
Archie Hainesy Archie Hayes
Dicky Hampshire Billy Chandler
Halvar "Hal" Hayes Hal Chase
Hindenburg Bob Brandenberg
Bull Hubbard William S. Burroughs
Huck Herbert Huncke
Irene [May] * Alene Lee
Don Jackson ?
Aunt Jeanne Marie Harpin
Jeanie Jeannie
Jesse Dody Muller
Joanna Luanne Henderson
Don Johnson ?
Eddy Jones Eddy Martin
Josephine Dusty Moreland
Ted Joyner Fred Weaver
Russell Jurgin Russell Durgin
Bill Keresky Richard Sheresky
Ricky Keresky Jacky Sheresky
Alice Kerrigan ?
Emil Ladeau Leo Nadeau
Albert "Lousy" Lauzon Roland Salvas
Frank Leahy Frank Leahy
Lionel Seymour Wyse
Shelly/Shelley Lisle Stanley Gould
Rudy Loval Ernie Noval
Julien Love Lucien Carr
Big Luke Paul Blake
Little Luke Paul Blake, Jr
Ma Gabrielle Kerouac
Eddy MacArthur ?
John MacDougald John MacDonald
[Ronald Macy] * John Kingsland
Ernie Malo Louis Eno
Manley Mannerly Justin W. Brierly
Mardou Alene Lee
Marquand girls ?
Wesley Martin ?
Neal McGee ?
Pete Menelakos Pete Kouchalakos
Uncle Mike Uncle Joseph Kerouac
[Irving Minko] * Allan Temko
Brue Moore "Brew" Moore
Mulles ?
Dick Nietzsche Bill Heine
Nin Caroline "Nin" Kerouac Blake
June Ogilvie Joan Haverty Kerouac
Dave Orizaba Dave Tercerero
Pa Leo Kerouac
Mary Palmer Helen Parker
Peaches Ginger Bailey
Gene Plouffe Pete Houde
Cody Pomeray Neal Cassady
Evelyn Pomeray Carolyn Cassady
Gaby Pomeray Jami Cassady
Timmy Pomeray John Allen Cassady
Rachel ?
Danny Richman Jerry Newman
Ricki Vickie Russell
Al Roberts Vic Alberts
Gerard Rose Anton Rosenberg
Rosemarie Natalie Jackson
Ronnie Ryan Connie Murphy
Jimmy Santos Charles Sampas
Silvanus Santos Sebastian Sampas
Schaefer ?
Dave Sherman Frank Jeffries
Simon [Darlovsky] * Peter Orlovsky
Irwin Swenson Alan Ansen
Bill Tenor ?
Tod of Easonburg Rod
Raphael Urso Gregory Corso
Buddy Van Buder Peter van Meter
Ennrique Villanueva Enrique Villanueva
Vinny Fred Bertrand
Bill Wagstrom ?
Miss Wakefield Miss Helen Mansfield
Early Wallington Alan Harrington
Waldo Walters ?
Bev Watson Elizabeth Holmes
James Watson John Clellon Holmes
Madeleine Watson Marian Holmes
Robert Whitmore ?
George Wicksner ?
Charley Williams ?
Ed Williams Ed Roberts
Ben Wirt ?
Irene Wrightsman ?
Zagg Jack Kerouac
Maggie Zimmerman Mary Ackerman

* These character names, although listed by Kerouac in his "Table of Characters"
at the front of the book, cannot be found in the main text. It is possible that
they were omitted from the final draft.

The 1961 edition of Book of Dreams was heavily edited, with 210 of the original 454
dreams removed. In 2001 Kerouac's complete manuscript was published for the first time.
The following list gives the character names that are are new to this complete edition.
BOOK OF DREAMS (City Lights, 2001)
 
Character name: Real name:
 
Alice Arsenault ?
Roger Beauchamp ?
Beland sisters Pauline and [?] Beland
Mademoiselle Bergeron ?
Marie Bernadette ?
Blezan Blazon
Blondy ?
Jim Bloodworth James Cudworth
Helen Buckle Helen Hinkle
John Calabrese Tom Livornese's father
Clarence ?
Margaret Cole Margaret Coffey
Random Cowan Varnum Lewis
Cru Henri Cru
Al Damlette Al Sublette
Delmar ?
Demosthenes Demosthenes Samaras
Marie Desmarais ?
Destouches Joseph Desjardins
Miss Dinneen Miss Alice K. Dinneen
Fred Dressler ?
Aunt Dudley Claire Buckley
Irwin Eager Allen Eager
Ma Evans Amanda Adamakis
Alex Fairbrother John Montgomery
Eileen Farrier Helen Weaver
Doris Fortier Laurette Fournier
Marie Fortier Jeannette Fournier
Big Paul Franco ?
Harold Garden Harold Goldfinger
Georgia ?
Rose Gold ?
Al Green Ed White
Halnau Hal Chase
Billy Hampshire Billy Chandler
Hank Henri Cru
Henry Hartzjohn John Hohnsbeen
Val Hayes Hal Chase
Hoppy ?
Alma Horan ?
Joe Jackson ?
Jimmy Johnson ?
Phyllis Johnson Phyllis Jackson
Uncle Joe Joseph Kerouac
Milquetoast Jones ?
Charley Justice ?
Christy Kelakis Chris Zoukis
Kells Kells Elvins
Jacky Keresky Jacky Sheresky
John Labine ?
Cy Ladeau Ti Nadeau
Phillip Lavalina ?
Lionel Lawrence ?
Lou Little Lou Little
Aunt Loretta Loretta Martin
Charley (M.) Low Charley Mew
Jimmy Low Charley Mew
Manda Amanda Adamakis
Peter Martin Jack Kerouac
Georgie the Polock Meiducki George Varewski
Joe Melis Joe Kulis
Jonathan Miller Richard "Peter" Gordon
Bill Mink Bill Fox
Alan Minko Allan Temko
Adele Norales Adele Morales
Norman ?
Cousin Ovila ?
Pachucos ?
Brucie Palmer Bruce Parker
Tommy Palmer Tom Parker
Pete Pete Adamakis
Bob Piriams ?
Mike Plouffe Mike Houde
Zap Plouffe Ninip Houde
Rainey Robert Creeley
Chet Rave Tony Jure
Red Red St. Louis
Ricky Vickie Russell
Salvin Roland Salvas
Frank Shephard Frank Jeffries
Louis Simpson Louis Simpson
Steen Mason Hoffenberg
Taffy Truman William Marshall
Sam Vedder Lucien Carr
Seymour Seymour Wyse
Jake Spender ?
Vicki Vickie Russell
Pierre Warwick Jacques Beckwith
Cecily Wayne Celine Young
Ned Weaver Fred Weaver
Eileen Weber Helen Elliott
Mrs. Whiteheart ?
Wig Wig Walters
Bill Wolf/Wolfe Bill Fox
Worthington Alan Harrington
Zoumis ?


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