I recently discovered a great blog from librarian Ed Morrissey from Greenwich, CT. He has some interesting Beat Generation reports on the site, including news of a new documentary about Big Sur - Kerouac’s 1962 crack-up novel.
No news yet about when it will be released, but I’ll be looking out for it on DVD. See www.kerouacfilms.com for the trailer and more details.
Here’s the synopsis:
He was called the vibrant new voice of his generation — the avatar of the Beat movement. In 1957, on the heels of the triumphant debut of his groundbreaking novel, On the Road, Jack Kerouac was a literary rock star, lionized by his fans and devotees. But along with sudden fame and media hype came his unraveling, and, by 1960, Kerouac was a jaded cynic, disaffected from the Beat culture he helped create and tortured by self-doubt, addiction and depression.