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Here's A Look At This Rare, Iconic Letter To Jack Kerouac From Neal Cassady

"To hell with the dirty lousy shit, I've had enough horseshit."

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Jack Kerouac is arguably one of the most important figures from the Beat Generation.

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He wrote On the Road, the famous novel based on his cross-country travels and adventures, and he also had some pretty notable writer friends like Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs.

Back in the day, Cassady wrote his pal Kerouac a 40-page letter that went on to be part of the inspiration for On the Road's writing style. Now, the nearly 13,000 word letter, which had been lost for a time, is being auctioned off at Christie's Auction Houseā€Ž.