Monday, May 18, 2009
Kerouac's Imaginary Baseball Teams
One of the really fun and curious items on display the New York Public Libraries' Kerouac exhibition last year was Jack's mapping of the imaginary Baseball Leagues he dreamed up in his adolescence, complete with statistics, announcements and reports in great detail. The Berg Collections' curator, Isaac Gewirtz, has written a 75 page book on the subject published by the New York Public Library. Though now only available in their gift shop, I'm sure you can order them online. NYTimes Story.
Random photo of the day....
[photo: Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Philip Glass and Bob Thurman, Tibet House Rehearsal, Carnegie Hall, New York City, February 27, 1995. c Allen Ginsberg Estate.]
2012 - update - Kerouac's Baseball fascination re-visited here