Of Note: Kerouac on New Yorker Cover, Dec. 5

This version is small, but you get the picture for the new issue of The New Yorker, Dec. 5, whose cover illustration titled “Black Friday” by Daniel Clowes depicts an an average-looking man entering a shop selling books and literary paraphernalia, including in the lower left section a row of four hats emblazoned with the names of authors: Tolstoy, Kerouac, Poe, Bronte. Other writers shown prominently in the shop scene are Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Wolff, and James Joyce (canvas bag), Mark Twain and Shakespeare (bobbleheads), and Emily Dickinson (lunch box).