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ISBN13: 9780802130495
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In this haunting novel of intensely felt adolescence, Jack Kerouac tells the story of Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up, as Kerouac himself did, in the dingy factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Dr. Sax, with his flowing cape, slouch hat, and insinuating leer, is chief among the many ghosts and demons that populate Jack's fantasy world. Deftly mingling memory and dream, Kerouac captures the accents and texture of his boyhood in Lowell as he relates Jack's adventures with this cryptic, apocalyptic hipster phantom.

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"Kerouac's peculiar genius infects every page." New York Times

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"A weird and wonderful book." Library Journal

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"Kerouac's work is one of the most extraordinary, influential, maddening, and ultimately prodigious achievements in recent literature." John Clellon Holmes

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In this haunting novel of intensely felt adolescence, Jack Kerouac tells the story of Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up, as Kerouac himself did, in the dingy factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Dr. Sax, with his flowing cape, slouch hat, and insinuating leer, is chief among the many ghosts and demons that populate Jack's fantasy world. Deftly mingling memory and dream, Kerouac captures the accents and texture of his boyhood in Lowell as he relates Jack's adventures with this cryptic, apocalyptic hipster phantom. "Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life." - John K. Hutchens; "Kerouac's peculiar genius infects every page." - The New York Times.

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“Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life.”—John K. Hutchens

About the Author

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and attended Columbia University. He defined and immortalized the Beat generation with classics like On The Road, The Dharma Bums, The Subterraneans, and Lonesome Traveler.

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lukas, December 21, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)
Kerouac, more than his fellow Beats, has an enduring fascination for Americans, especially the youngsters. Although we finally got a film of "On the Road" and nobody really seemed to care. Kerouac is one of those writers that you can't really separate his writing from his larger than life personality. I'm not a big fan of his writing, but this is one of his better books, a semi-autobiographical, semi-fantastic (ghosts, demons) novel based on his childhood in Lowell, Mass. I'm not sure why it's subtitled "Faust Part Three." Maybe because of the spirits. Saxy Time! -
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802130495
Author:
Kerouac, Jack
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
Beat generation -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New Evergreen ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Kerouac, Jack
Series Volume:
106-198
Publication Date:
March 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10 oz

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Product details 245 pages Grove Press - English 9780802130495 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Kerouac's peculiar genius infects every page."
"Review" by , "A weird and wonderful book."
"Review" by , "Kerouac's work is one of the most extraordinary, influential, maddening, and ultimately prodigious achievements in recent literature."
"Synopsis" by ,
In this haunting novel of intensely felt adolescence, Jack Kerouac tells the story of Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up, as Kerouac himself did, in the dingy factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Dr. Sax, with his flowing cape, slouch hat, and insinuating leer, is chief among the many ghosts and demons that populate Jack's fantasy world. Deftly mingling memory and dream, Kerouac captures the accents and texture of his boyhood in Lowell as he relates Jack's adventures with this cryptic, apocalyptic hipster phantom. "Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life." - John K. Hutchens; "Kerouac's peculiar genius infects every page." - The New York Times.
"Synopsis" by ,
“Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life.”—John K. Hutchens
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