Kerouac Meets Burroughs On the Road

I wrote this densely footnoted (61, count ’em, 61!) essay during 1992-3. It focuses on a passage right in the middle of Kerouac’s On the Road text as first published in 1957, where the author (“Sal Paradise”), along with Neal Cassady (“Dean Moriarty”) visits with William S. Burroughs (“Old Bull Lee”) & his family in Algiers, LA just outside New Orleans in early 1949. A close reading of this passage condenses & anticipates most of the significant themes of WSB’s life & work. Fine First Editions of many of the biographical & critical works sited are available in the initial inventory of TMB. To read this essay you must have Adobe Reader and click on this link: Kerouac Meets Burroughs On the Road