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Big Sur Trivia

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Dave Wain's girlfriend, the brunette named Romana Swartz, is an alter-ego for Lenore Kandel, who after the fiasco immortalized in Big Sur became famous as a writer in her own right. One of her poems was called "To F--- With Love," which may or may not be a compliment to Lew Welch, a.k.a. Dave Wain. (Source)

Kerouac was once arrested as an accessory to murder after the fact. He served some jail time for the crime. The man who confessed to the murderer was Lucien Carr, who is referenced in Big Sur as Julian (the guy back in New York who Jack thinks Billie looks like). (Source: Bill Morgan, The Beat Generation in New York)

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