- Title Pages
- A Prologue
- Chapter 1 A Usable Past
- Chapter 2 The Magic of Words
- Chapter 3 Whatever World There Would Be
- Chapter 4 The Stale Bread of Dedication
- Chapter 5 A Weekend in July
- Chapter 6 A Kind of Beatness
- Chapter 7 Neal & Co.
- Chapter 8 This Particular Kind of Madness
- Chapter 9 Angelic Visions
- Chapter 10 In the Temple of the Gods
- Chapter 11 A Torrent of Words
- Chapter 12 The Liveitup Kid
- Chapter 13 Perfect Fools
- Chapter 14 The Rising Tide of Fame
- Chapter 15 What Am I Doing Here?
- Chapter 16 The Horn
- Chapter 17 Too-Late Words
- Chapter 18 A Sweet Attention
- Chapter 19 To the Edge of Eros
- Chapter 20 Gypsying
- Chapter 21 A Turn of the Circle
- Chapter 22 Gone in October
- Chapter 23 On a Porch in Boulder
- Chapter 24 Final Chorus
A Sweet Attention
A Sweet Attention
- (p.304) Chapter 18 A Sweet Attention
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After his embarrassing day in court for shoplifting, John Clellon Holmes realized that he could write again and started to focus on his new novella “Old Man Molineaux.” Despite the immediate rejections for his piece, he remained optimistic and continued working. Also, Holmes’s nonfiction autobiographical piece, “The Booze and I,” originally titled “Through a Glass Darkly,” was accepted by Nugget, a new magazine. On July 29, 1962, Holmes wrote Jack Kerouac that MCA Talent, the literary agency which had been representing him for several years, had closed, and had contacted Sterling Lord upon Kerouac’s advice. At the end of October, he finished a new short novel titled “Hobbes and Little Orkie,” which he paired with “Old Man Molineaux” under the title Allee Allee Out In Free. In addition, Holmes composed an essay about Kerouac titled “The Great Rememberer” as a fitting tribute to the man he considered his “brother-soul.”
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