JIM IN FISHTOWN

Jim sees an old newspaper being blown down Main Street. Kerouac compared this to fame, that fame is like old papers being blown down Main Street, and Jim chuckles at this. What, exactly did he mean? Jim runs after the paper. He reads about the 2010 Gloucester football team. The paper is yellow. Newsprint is like that; it yellows quite quickly. It’s not designed for posterity.