Unpublished Jack Kerouac writings to be released
Author Jack Kerouac is shown in Lowell, Mass., in this 1967 file photo. (AP / Stanley Twardowicz)
Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015 8:48AM EST
A Canadian publishing house will release previously unseen texts by celebrated "On the Road" author Jack Kerouac after striking a deal with his estate.
The collection will include a novella that is different from -- but also titled -- "On the Road" ("Sur le chemin") -- a defining work of the postwar Beat and counterculture generation.
Also published will be the beginning chapters of an unfinished novel titled "La Nuit est ma femme."
"None of them have been published until now, except for a few passages that appeared in his English novels," Montreal-based publisher Les Éditions du Boréal said in a statement Tuesday.
The texts were written in Kerouac's native French and will also be translated into English for the non-profit Library of America by University of Pennsylvania professor Jean-Christophe Cloutier, for release in the Spring of 2016.
The stories were preserved by Kerouac's brother-in-law John Sampas.