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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight.

"Big Sur's humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a suerior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished—others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets and recognize hero Dean Moriarty ten years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." —Allen Ginsberg

Synopsis:

Written some time after his best-known works, Big Sur follows Jack Kerouac's comedown from his carefree youth and unwanted fame, presenting his mature confrontation of some of his most troubling emotional issues.

About the Author

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140168129
Foreword:
Saroyan, Aram
Farrar Straus Giroux:
Saroyan, Aram
Foreword by:
Saroyan, Aram
Foreword:
Saroyan, Aram
Author:
Admiraal, Rob
Author:
Kerouac, Jack
Author:
Saroyan, Aram
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Alcoholic psychoses.
Subject:
Alcoholic psychoses -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
v.221
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Written some time after his best-known works, Big Sur follows Jack Kerouac's comedown from his carefree youth and unwanted fame, presenting his mature confrontation of some of his most troubling emotional issues.

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