Category: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

Thursday Reviews!: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S. Burroughs My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was written in the couple years following the murder of David Kammerer — the real-life case which Burroughs and Kerouac were so close to,… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac (A Mentor Review!)”

Hippos and the Beat of the Beats

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is about a crime – a terrible crime – the worst kind of crime one person can commit against another. Yet, when reading the book, and even after acknowledging that the characters and details have been… Continue Reading “Hippos and the Beat of the Beats”

Kerouac, Burroughs, and Direct Collaboration

Direct collaboration, as opposed to indirect collaboration, is where a writer works directly with one or more people on a specific piece. Writers working with agents or editors to shape-up a piece for publication is an example of direct collaboration. In 1944 Jack Kerouac… Continue Reading “Kerouac, Burroughs, and Direct Collaboration”

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