Lost Letter Found? Kerouac to Sebastian Sampas (February 16, 1943)


As I read through the Viking (U.K.) edition of The Sea is My Brother, I noted that the editor, Dawn Ward, explains that Kerouac’s letter to Sebastian Sampas from February 1941 is/was “lost.” However, I remembered that I transcribed such a letter in 2003.  It is now in my computer … how was it overlooked for their book? The last I saw it was in the Berg collection at the New York Public Library.

The letter was typed and all that remains is one half, since it was torn and now incomplete.

In the letter fragment, Kerouac tells S.S. that he is ashamed of himself for chastising a mutual friend and relegating it into print. He also explains how a case of the measles has stymied his attempts to pursue a woman (possibly Norma Blickfelt?). He explains that he has to report for Pre-Flight examination in two days, but…

View original post 154 more words


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s