St. Petersburg, FL: S.i., [n.d. but ca.1965]. Humorous postcard from Jack Kerouac to Valentin "Pan" Ostrovsky, postmarked 26 January and mailed from Kerouac's 10th Avenue North address in St. Petersburg, Florida - the author's final address. Ostrovsky was the foreign editor for the Moscow Literary Gazette, responsible for interviewing and soliciting material for print from American and European authors. Kerouac mentions a number of Russians he admires (Prokofieff, Shostakovich, Brodsky) and a few he doesn't (Yevgeni Yevtushenko and Andrei Voznesensky). Small file of correspondence between the two held in Kerouac's papers in the Berg Collection (NYPL). Item #1903
Original postcard, typed on recto and verso and measuring 3.25" x 5.5". Signed by the author, with four additional holograph notations in his hand. Stamps and original postmarks, with some pinpoint wear, else Fine.