BOOK OF SKETCHES (Penguin, 2006) (Written 1952-1957)
In these sketches Kerouac used real names most of the time.
Some exceptions and other points of interest are listed below.
Character name: Real name:
Allen Ansen Alan Ansen
Old Bull Baloon W.C. Fields
Bird Charlie Parker
Carolyn Blake Caroline Blake
Old Purefoy Cassady Neal Cassady, Sr.
Frank Jeff Frank Jeffries
Little Paul / LP Paul Blake, Jr.
Alene Love Alene Lee
Mardou Alene Lee
Cody Pomeray Neal Cassady
Beryl Schweitzer Veryl Switzer
Carl Solobone Carl Solomon
Tristano Lennie Tristano