Kerouac Parked Up

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  • You may not know is that before Morocco, before On the Road, before Naked

    Lunch, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac collaborated on a novel. This novel,[COLOR=#ff0000] And the[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#ff0000]Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks,[/COLOR] was only published sixty years after it was

    written. The book is based on a murder in which Burroughs and Kerouac played minor

    supporting, non-lethal roles. However, a case can be made that this murder, and the subsequent

    book collaboration, made Burroughs understand that he could write—something he had not

    thought of before and had, in fact, disdained.

    In other words: no murder, no collaboration—no Naked Lunch.