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Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969) Typed Letter, with Manuscript Additions, [2 May 1940.]

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
46
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969) Typed Letter, with Manuscript Additions, [2 May 1940.]
One sheet of two-hole punched lined paper, both pages filled in single-spaced type, with the holograph envelope. To George J. Apostolos, describing Kerouac's education at Horace Mann, his facility with French, other classes, and a detailed tale of a party with friends. The paper toned, envelope with some damage from leaking white paint to the top edge, 10 1/2 x 8 in.
"Again, I can pore through this French like I do through English. I certainly learned a lot at H.M. this year. I got practically minded, learned French thoroughly, understood the most intricate principals of mathematics, learned to write and to read faster and more intelligently, to appreciate Shakespeare and all the poets…..and countless other things. [...] [W]e are both alike in the fact that we are idealistic aesthetics, seeking the finer things in life by means of classical expression. I pity the person who doesn't partake of the wonderful delight of aesthetism [sic] ….and there are plenty of them."
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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