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Edie Parker

Edie Kerouac-Parker (1922–1993) was the author of the memoir You'll Be Okay, about her life with her first husband, Jack Kerouac, and the early days of the Beat Generation. While a student at Columbia University, she and Barnard student and friend Joan Vollmer shared an apartment on 118th Street in New York City, frequented by many Beats, among them Vollmer's eventual husband William S. Burroughsand Columbia student Allen Ginsberg.[1]

Parker was a native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She and Kerouac married in 1944. At the time, he was in jail as an accessory after the fact in Lucien Carr's murder of David Kammerer. This event expedited their intention to marry - Jack's father, Leo, refused to bail out Jack - so that Edie could access an inheritance from her grandfather's then unprobated estate to post Kerouac's bail. The marriage was annulled in 1952.

She appears as Judie Smith in Kerouac's novel The Town and the City, Elly in "Visions" of Cody", Edna "Johnnie" Palmer of "Vanity of Duluoz", herself in The Scroll - the unedited edition of On The Road and was played by actress Elizabeth Olsen in the film Kill Your Darlings.

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  1. ^ Knight, Brenda (1998). Women of the Beat generation: the writers, artists, and muses at the heart of revolution. Conari. pp. 76–86.  


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