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03.17.093:19 AM ET

Jack Kerouac Lives!

In this exclusive excerpt from Harvey Pekar’s new graphic biography, The Beats, Kerouac stumbles from Mexico to New York, where he presents his editor with a paper-roll version of On the Road.

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Excerpted from The Beats: A Graphic History by Harvey Pekar, et al., illustrated by Ed Piskor, et al., edited by Paul Buhle. Published this month by Hill & Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Text copyright © 2009 Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle. Illustrations © 2009 by Ed Piskor. All rights reserved.


Excerpted from The Beats: A Graphic History by Harvey Pekar, et al., illustrated by Ed Piskor, et al., edited by Paul Buhle. Published this month by Hill & Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Text copyright © 2009 Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle. Illustrations © 2009 by Ed Piskor. All rights reserved.


Excerpted from The Beats: A Graphic History by Harvey Pekar, et al., illustrated by Ed Piskor, et al., edited by Paul Buhle. Published this month by Hill & Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Text copyright © 2009 Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle. Illustrations © 2009 by Ed Piskor. All rights reserved.


Excerpted from The Beats: A Graphic History by Harvey Pekar, et al., illustrated by Ed Piskor, et al., edited by Paul Buhle. Published this month by Hill & Wang, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. Text copyright © 2009 Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle. Illustrations © 2009 by Ed Piskor. All rights reserved.

Harvey Pekar is best known for his graphic autobiography, American Splendor, based on his long-running comic-book series that was turned into a 2003 film of the same name.

Paul Buhle is the editor of
The Beats and a senior lecturer at Brown University.

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