"A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown." Matthew 13:57
|Jack Kerouac Alley in San Francisco|
|Celebration of Kerouac at the Dalí Museum|
In 2016 the Dalí Museum held a celebration of Kerouac and his local legacy (which included a reading from Desolation Angels where Kerouac describes meeting Salvador Dalí at The Russian Tea Room in New York: “I looked into his eyes, and he looked into my eyes, we couldn't stand all that sadness”).
|Published in 1966|
|Kerouac: "I'm not a beatnik. I'm a Catholic."|
When he named the Beat Generation, he often explained, he meant “beat” as in beatific not beatnik or the beat goes on.