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you're right, but I was really referring to Kerouac's life in general. Yes, the stories do get comprimised for several reasons, but there's no way to get more up close and personal with an author than to read his own words. You can tell a lot about a person from that. And as far as the "key points" go, I was referring to his keyppoints with his friends from his Columbia days, and his days on the road. The detail and description, his true admiration and appreciation for his friends, the excitement of living life, all of that can't be gotten in a better way than through reading his work. But I do agree with you, about finding the hard facts. Those ones that do a chronilogiacl run-down of his life. That has to come form a biographer, i would suppose.