by Isaac Gewirtz
Long before he wrote On the Road or Visions of Cody, the Beat novelist and poet Jack Kerouac honed his literary skills by writing news stories and feature articles about the likes of Phegie Cody, Wino Love, and El Negro, imaginary baseball players in his fantasy league. Isaac Gewirtz, Curator of the Library’s Berg Collection of English and American Literature, insightfully explores Kerouac’s little-known love for fantasy sports in this informative book. The book features more than fifty reproductions of Kerouac's horse-racing and baseball ''publications,'' score cards, team cards, and diagrams, drawn from The New York Public Library’s Jack Kerouac Archive.
Paperback, 100 pages.
beats, beatnic, fantasy baseball
Item Number: 9780871044624