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Looking at long-lost Jack Kerouac novella 'The Haunted Life'

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The Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts. (Casey Ashlock)
The Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts. (Casey Ashlock)

Find an excerpt of "The Haunted Life" here.

We revisit Here & Now's Alex Ashlock's 2014 story about "The Haunted Life," a novella written by Jack Kerouac in late 1944 but published in March 2014.

Find events celebrating Kerouac's 100th birthday here.

University of Massachusetts professor Todd Tietchen, who was editor of Jack Kerouac’s “The Haunted Life,” a previously unpublished work that was published in 2014. He’s pictured here in Kerouac Memorial Park in the author’s hometown Lowell, Massachusetts. (Casey Ashlock)
University of Massachusetts professor Todd Tietchen, who was editor of Jack Kerouac’s “The Haunted Life,” a previously unpublished work that was published in 2014. He’s pictured here in Kerouac Memorial Park in the author’s hometown Lowell, Massachusetts. (Casey Ashlock)

This segment aired on March 22, 2022.

Alex Ashlock Twitter Producer, Here & Now
Alex Ashlock was a producer for Here & Now since 2005. He started his WBUR career as senior producer of Morning Edition in 1998.

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