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The Portable Jack Kerouac

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 014310506X
Genre : Fiction
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CHARTERS/PORTABLE JACK KEROUAC (BC)
Category: Fiction

The Portable Beat Reader

Author : Ann Charters
ISBN : 0142437530
Genre : Fiction
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Features selections from the writers of the Beat generation, including William Burroughs' "Naked Lunch," in which a drug addict travels to Mexico and Morocco in order to gain easy access to drugs, but winds up in a bizarre fantasy world.
Category: Fiction

The Portable Sixties Reader

Author : Ann Charters
ISBN : 0142001945
Genre : Fiction
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Contains excerpts from essays, speeches, poetry, and fiction representative of the American counterculture of the 1960s.
Category: Fiction

Selected Letters 1940 1956

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 0140234446
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The life and craft of Jack Kerouac are traced through some of his most personal and mesmerizing letters. Written between 1940, when he was a freshman in college, and 1956, immediately before his leap into celebrity with the publication of On the Road, these letters offer valuable insights into Kerouac's family life, friendships with Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, and others.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Dharma Bums

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 0140042520
Genre : Fiction
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During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California
Category: Fiction

Book Of Haikus

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 9781101664889
Genre : Poetry
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Highlighting a lesser-known aspect of one of America's most influential authors, this new collection displays Jack Kerouac's interest in and mastery of haiku. Experimenting with this compact poetic genre throughout his career, Kerouac often included haiku in novels, correspondence, notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, and recordings. In this collection, Kerouac scholar Regina Weinreich supplements an incomplete draft of a haiku manuscript found in Kerouac's archives with a generous selection of Kerouac's other haiku, from both published and unpublished sources. With more than 500 poems, this is a must-have volume for Kerouac enthusiasts everywhere.
Category: Poetry

Kerouac

Author : Ann Charters
ISBN : 9781466892811
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called 'the legend of Duluoz.' Nearly all of his books have been in print internationally since his death in 1969, and his writing has been discovered and enjoyed by new readers throughout the world. Kerouac's view of the promise of America, the seductive and lovely vision of the beckoning open spaces of our continent, has never been expressed better by subsequent writers, perhaps because Kerouac was our last writer to believe in America's promise--and essential innocence--as the legacy he would explore in his autobiographical fiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Book Of Sketches

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 1440626499
Genre : Poetry
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In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered around America, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or "sketches" as he called them, on small notebooks that he kept in his shirt pockets. The poems recount his travels—New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac’s birthplace), San Francisco, Denver, Kansas, Mexico—observations, and meditations on art and life. The poems are often strung together so that over the course of several of them, a little story—or travelogue—appears, complete in itself. Published for the first time, Book of Sketches offers a luminous, intimate, and transcendental glimpse of one of the most original voices of the twentieth century at a key time in his literary and spiritual development.
Category: Poetry

Selected Letters 1957 1969

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : UOM:39015047589935
Genre : Literary Collections
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Letters provide a portrait of Kerouac during his final twelve years of life, from his rise to fame to his death in 1969 at age forty-seven
Category: Literary Collections

Brother Souls

Author : Ann Charters
ISBN : 1604735805
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac’s life they were—in Holmes’s words—“Brother Souls.” Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for literary fame but just as hungry to find a new way of responding to their experiences in a postwar American society that for them had lost its direction. Late one night as they sat talking, Kerouac spontaneously created the term “Beat Generation” to describe this new attitude they felt stirring around them. Brother Souls is the remarkable chronicle of this cornerstone friendship and the life of John Clellon Holmes. From 1948 to 1951, when Kerouac’s wanderings took him back to New York, he and Holmes met almost daily. Struggling to find a form for the novel he intended to write, Kerouac climbed the stairs to the apartment in midtown Manhattan where Holmes lived with his wife to read the pages of Holmes’s manuscript for the novel Go as they left the typewriter. With the pages of Holmes’s final chapter still in his mind, he was at last able to crack his own writing dilemma. In a burst of creation in April 1951 he drew all the materials he had been gathering into the scroll manuscript of On the Road. Biographer Ann Charters was close to John Clellon Holmes for more than a decade. At his death in 1988 she was one of a handful of scholars allowed access to the voluminous archive of letters, journals, and manuscripts Holmes had been keeping for twenty-five years. In that mass of material waited an untold story. These two ambitious writers, Holmes and Kerouac, shared days and nights arguing over what writing should be, wandering from one explosive party to the next, and hanging on the new sounds of bebop. Through the pages of Holmes’s journals, often written the morning after the events they recount, Charters discovered and mined an unparalleled trove describing the seminal figures of the Beat Generation: Holmes, Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and their friends and lovers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography