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Da real era Lucien Carr auel a uien Allen Ginsberg dedicaría luego su Aullido uien la noche del 14 de agosto de 1944 apuñaló a Kammerer arrojó su cadáver al río Hudson y se dirigió después manchado de sangre a ver a Burroughs y a Kerouac para contarles lo ue había hecho y los hizo cómplices del asesinato Y los hipopótamos se cocieron en sus tanues es la novela ue ambos escribieron a cuatro manos meses después sobre los acontecimientos de auel verano iniciático ue de alguna manera definió sus vidas y su literatura y ue se ha publicado por fin después de la muerte en el año 2005 de Lucien Carr o Phillip Tourain o «Rimbaud Kerouac and Burroughs wrote this novel together writing alternate chapters in 1945 when they were unknowns They never were able to get it published being unknown and the publishers thinking it would have no sales appeal Welcome to the book biz It was finally published in 2008Both writers used simple sentences Kerouac not going off on his poetic riffs I couldn t tell who was writing unless I read the chapter heading Like all of Kerouac s and Burroughs writing this story was based upon a factual happening a murder Both writers knew the victim and the perp and the facts about the murder The police jailed Kerouac because the murderer told him about the homicide but Kerouac didn t inform the police Kerouac mar

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And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

Will Dennison y Mike Ryko son los cronistas de las idas y venidas de un grupo de amigos ─y conocidos─ en unos pocos días en agosto de 1944 En un tono neutros sin juzgar ni calificar aceptándolo todo relatan lo ue hacen hora a hora a uiénes ven con uiénes deambulan o se acuestan cómo consiguen dinero y cómo lo comparten o lo gorronean Casi nadie tiene trabajo algunas de las chicas aún están en la universidad y todos son jóvenes con proyectos literarios o artísticos a los ue aluden casi de soslayo Y aún no hablan de ellos mismos como escritores aunue las dos figuras clave del relato Phillip Tourian un guapísimo jovencito d The Beat lunatic s dream book William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac s first book and not only that but the only book that they wrote together Written in 1945 the story is based on their friend Lucian Carr who murdered another friend of everyone s at that timeBurroughs would write one chapter and Kerouac would write the other If one just read the chapters or book you would notice the style of the writing right away In other words it is very Burroughs and very Kerouac Even as young writers their stylistic prose writing comes super clear as if it was their DNA being printed out on a page The great thing about the book than anything else is that it captures Manahattan life among the boho s of 1945 The bars the

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E diecisiete años y Ramsay Allen el treintañero sureño ue lo ama y lo sigue como un «perro apaleado» ponen «Rimbaud» y «Verlain» cuando firman una petición para el congreso de un grupo de izuierdas Pero en esta extraña novela casi sin ficción lacónica y helada con la fascinación y la dureza de una crónica negra nadie es uien dice ser Porue Will Dennison es el nombre ue se da a si mismo William Burroughs en la novela y Mike Ryko el ue adoptó Jack Kerouac Ramsay Allen era un antiguo compañero de estudios de Burroughs llamado David Kammerer y estaba obsesionado desde hacía ocho años con el adolescente Phillip ue en la vi I assume any reader who has been through one or two books by either William Burroughs or Jack Kerouac or both has a than occasional appetite for fiction that is beyond or at least different from conventional escapist entertainmentSo it s slightly ironic to learn from the detailed afterword in And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks written by Burroughs bibliographer and literary executor James Grauerholz that this mildly legendary yet long unpublished chapter trading collaboration between Burroughs and Kerouac was written explicitly for a genre fiction market not for the avant garde reader Considering the historical gloss of Burroughs debut novel Junkie s publication the commercial motivations for An


10 thoughts on “And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

  1. says:

    I don't know where to start with this review This book meant so much to me Yet I know for many people it wouldn't be a good read It's the only novel Jack Kerouac and William S Burroughs ever wrote together and it sat under floorboards for decades before finally getting published only a few years ago now that all

  2. says:

    The best part about this early beat novel is contrasting the temperaments of the two narrators Kerouac comes off as a naive little bo

  3. says:

    The Beat lunatic's dream book William S Burroughs and Jack Kerouac's first book and not only that but the only book that they wrote together W

  4. says:

    I assume any reader who has been through one or two books by either William Burroughs or Jack Kerouac or both has a than occasional appetite for fiction that is beyond or at least different from conventional escapi

  5. says:

    “I began to get a feeling familiar to me from my bartending days of being the only sane man in a nuthouse It doesn't make you feel superior but depressed and scared because there is nobody you can contact” And The Hippos Were Bo

  6. says:

    As the first novel by both Jack Kerouac and William S Burroughs in collaboration this is a book of great literary significance espe

  7. says:

    Read this in a day It's a uick read Sure learned a lot about being a merchant marine Also sad and interesting was seeing the corruption of the cops while Will was bar tending Right after this I watched Kill Your Darlings Note Ginsburg is nowhere in this bookI can't give an objective review of this book right now I somehow got so immersed i

  8. says:

    Kerouac and Burroughs wrote this novel together writing alternate chapters in 1945 when they were unknowns They never were

  9. says:

    Well you can't say nothing happens I mean they eat glass within the first 10 pages and there's of course murder

  10. says:

    Two brilliant writers one of them I still consider a favourite 10 years after picking up On the Road and losing my mind write alternating chapters about a murder in New York around 1944 and you expect me to give it less than 3 stars Well I've thought about it a lot and I think it's only fair that it gets no than that despite Kerouac's marvelo

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