TYPED POSTCARD, SIGNED, TO VALENTIN OSTROVSKY
Place Published: St. Petersburg, FL
Date Published: [n.d. but ca.1965]
Book Id: 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.
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).