GOOD BLONDE & OTHERS (Grey Fox Press, 1993, 1994)
A collection of shorter writings, edited by Donald Allen and published in
two editions: 1st (201 pages), 1993; 2nd (217 pages), 1994.
The second edition removed "Manhattan Sketches," since these were already
included as part of Visions of Cody, but added "On Céline," "My Cat Tyke,"
"cityCityCITY," and the complete version of "After Me, The Deluge."

"GOOD BLONDE" (Playboy, January 1965)
 
Character name: Real name:
 
Cody Neal Cassady
Mal Al Sublette
Uncle Nick Peter Adamakis

"INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICANS"
(Kerouac's introduction to Robert Frank's book of photographs, published by
 Grove Press, January 1960)

"ON THE ROAD TO FLORIDA" (Evergreen Review, January 1970)
 
Character name: Real name:
 
Robert Frank Robert Frank

"THE GREAT WESTERN BUS RIDE" (Esquire, March 1970)
 
Character name: Real name:
 
Jim Bridger Jim Bridger

"THE RUMBLING, RAMBLING BLUES" (Playboy, January 1958)
(Draft version titled "Well Tha Snake" or "Roll-Faw-Log", c.1957)
(Parts originally appearing in "Gone on the Road", 1950)

"AFTERMATH: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE BEAT GENERATION" (Esquire, March 1958)

"LAMB, NO LION" (Pageant, February 1958)

"ON THE ORIGINS OF A GENERATION"
(Originally published as "The Origins of the Beat Generation" in Playboy,
 June 1959)

"ESSENTIALS OF SPONTANEOUS PROSE" (Black Mountain Review, Autumn 1957)

"BELIEF & TECHNIQUE FOR MODERN PROSE" (Evergreen Review, Spring 1959)

"THE ORIGINS OF JOY IN POETRY" (Chicago Review, Spring 1958)

"INTRODUCTION TO RIVER OF RED WINE BY JACK MICHELINE" (Troubador Press, 1958)

"STATEMENT FOR GASOLINE BY GREGORY CORSO" (City Lights, 1958)

"STATEMENT ON POETICS" (The New American Poetry, Grove Press, 1960)

"ARE WRITERS MADE OR BORN?" (Writer's Digest, January 1962)

"WRITTEN ADDRESS TO THE ITALIAN JUDGE" (Evergreen Review, October/November 1963)

"SHAKESPEARE AND THE OUTSIDER" (Show, February 1964)

"ON CÉLINE" [in 2nd edition only]
(Originally published as "Letter from Jack Kerouac on Céline," Paris Review,
 Winter/Spring 1964)

"BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES"
(From The New American Poetry, 1960; New American Story, 1965; Attacks of Taste, 1971)

"AMONG THE FANTASTIC WITS ..."
(Originally published as "He Went on the Road, As Jack Kerouac Says"
 in Life, June 29, 1962)
 
Character name: Real name:
 
Harry Allison Harry Allison
Bob Bartz Robert Bartz
Marty Beller Martin Beller
Malc Bersohn Malcolm Bersohn
Dick Blum Richard Blum
Shel Blumenkrantz Sheldon Blumenkrantz
Eddie Gilbert Edward Gilbert
Rudo Globus Rudo Globus
Phil Greilsamer Phillipe Greilsamer
Dave Haft David Haft
Rudy Henning Rudolph Henning
Ivy King Ivan King, Jr
Morty Maxwell Morton Maxwell
Patrick Edlow McCue Patrick Edlow McCue
Dick Sheresky Richard Sheresky
Burt Stollmack Burton Stollmack

"MANHATTAN SKETCHES" [in 1st edition only]
(First published in The Moderns, 1963, and Visions of Cody, 1973.)

"NOT LONG AGO JOY ABOUNDED AT CHRISTMAS" (New York World Telegram and Sun,
 December 5, 1957)

"HOME AT CHRISTMAS" (Glamour, December 1961)
 
Character name: Real name:
 
Billy Billy Chandler
Blezan Blazon
G.J. George J. Apostolos
Jack Jack Chandler
Jim ?
Roland Lambert ?
Ma Gabrielle Kerouac
MacArthur ?
Marie (Ray's sister) ?
Nin Caroline "Nin" Kerouac
Pa Leo Kerouac
Joe Plouffe Mike Houde
Mrs. Quinn Mrs. Quinn (?)
Ray ?
Al Roberts Vic Alberts
Mr. Vernon ?

"THE BEGINNING OF BOP" (Escapade, April 1959)

"NOSFERATU (DRACULA)" (New Yorker Film Society, January 1961)

"RONNIE ON THE MOUND" (Esquire, May 1958)

"THREE FOR THE ST. PETERSBURG INDEPENDENT:"
  1: "In Mid-June My Ideas About The Major League Race" (June 16, 1965)
  2: "The Greatest Sports Writers Who Ever Lived as Far as I'm Concerned" (July 10, 1965)
  3: "What Was the Punch That Knocked Out Liston?" (July 10, 1965)

"IN THE RING" (The Atlantic, March 1968)
 
Character name: Real name:
 
Roland Bouthelier Armand Gauthier

"THE LAST WORD" (Escapade, 1959-1961)
  1: "My position in the current American literary scene ..." (June 1959)
  2: "Who told Willy Mays to change his batting stance ..." (August 1959)
  3: "Because none of us want to think ..." (October 1959)
  4: "Inside it is a perfect round bowl ..." (December 1959) (Excerpt from Lonesome Traveler: Mexican Fellaheen)
  5: "The history of the world is bloody ..." (February 1960)
  6: "Intriguing thoughts about the Berlin Question ..." (April 1960)
  7: "The American press is beginning to have ..." (June 1960)
  8: "Travel isn't as good as it seems ..." (August 1960) (Excerpt from Lonesome Traveler: Big Trip to Europe)
  9: "Zen is not letting yourself be horsewhipped ..." (October 1960)
 10: "Ten years ago my good friend Seymour Wyse ..." (December 1960)
 11: "The mad road, lonely, leading around the bend ..." (April 1961) (Excerpt from Visions of Cody)

"THE FIRST WORD" (Escapade, January 1967)
(Updating of "The Last Word" #1)

"MY CAT TYKE" [in 2nd edition only]
(Previously unpublished article written for Escapade, November 1959.

"WHAT AM I THINKING ABOUT?" [in 1st edition only]
(Edited version, published as "Man, Am I The Granddaddy-O of the Hippies?"
 in Miami Tropic, October 12, 1969)

"WHAT AM I THINKING ABOUT?" [in 2nd edition only]
(Original, complete version, published as "After Me, The Deluge"
 in Chicago Tribune, September 28, 1969)

"cityCityCITY" [in 2nd edition only]
(Originally published as "The Electrocution of Block 38383939383 ..."
 in Nugget, August 1959)


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