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Kerouac's 'Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake'

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Kerouac's 'Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake'

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Kerouac's 'Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake'

Kerouac's 'Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake'

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Doctor Sax and the Great World Snakeis an audio drama that recounts the sinister figures that populate the mind of an adolescent boy. Jack Kerouac wrote the original screenplay, based on vampires and witches he conjured up during his own childhood. NPR's Bob Edwards talks to Kerouac's nephew Jim Sampas, who discovered the manuscript and produced a new version on CD.

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