Milestones

FOUND. BEAT GENERATION, a long-forgotten play by American counterculture icon Jack Kerouac; by his agent; while going through old files in a New Jersey warehouse. Kerouac, whose semi-autobiographical stories featured his enlightenment-seeking, hard-drinking literary buddies Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady, wrote the three-act play in 1957, the same year his epic novel On the Road was printed, but it was never performed or published. Best Life magazine, which will carry an excerpt from Beat Generation in its July issue, describes it as "a day in the drink- and drug-hazed life of [Kerouac's] own literary alter ego."

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