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March 16, 2004
Hints of Joan Vollmer, from Kerouac's "On the Road":
Section 1, Chapter 1, p.10:
"All my other current friends
were 'intellectuals' -- " Translated:
"Chad the Nietzschean Hal Chase
"Carlo Marx and his nutty Allen Ginsberg
serious staring talk,"
"Old Bull Lee and his critical William Burroughs
"-- or else they were slinking
criminals like Elmer Hassel, Herbert Hunke
with that hip sneer;"
"Jane Lee the same, sprawled ... and Joan Vollmer
on the Oriental cover of her
couch, sniffing at the _New
(He appears to have classified
Joan Vollmer as a criminal
rather than an intellectual,
but let's chalk that up to Presumably he
"spontaneous" sloppiness.) meant that her
sneer was much
Section 2, Chapter 6 p. 146:
"His relation with his wife was one of the
strangest: they talked till late at night;
Bull liked to hold the floor, he went right
on in his dreary monotonous voice, she tried
to break in, she never could; at dawn he got
tired and then Jane talked and he listened... "
None of this talk is
recorded or described. ROLLICKING_FUN_DISCUSSIONS
There's an incident at the racetrack where
Burroughs and Kerouac decide that Kerouac
had been recieving a message from his
"We told Jane about it. She sniffed.
'It sounds silly to me.'" -- p. 154 Contrast that with her
reported claim that
Mayan priests were
And that, is pretty much it. telepathic.
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