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Use My Name: The Legacy of Jack Kerouac

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With this fascinating new book, Jim Jones debunks many of the myths surrounding the life and times of Jack Kerouac. Jones concentrates on those whose lives were most affected by Kerouac: daughter Jan Kerouac, wives Edie Parker, Joan Haverty, and Stella Sampac, as well as nephew Paul Blake Jr. Use My Name: Jack Kerouac's Forgotten Families takes its title from advice given to Jan during her second and final meeting with Jack, who encouraged her to profit from the surname she shared with the famous author of On the Road. Sadly, not one of these individuals so closely tied to Kerouac seems to have benefited from the connection, as Jones discovers in his in-depth interview with Jan. She discusses at length her 15 months as a prostitute, her own divorces, her hospitalization, and her life as an author, including a wild European book tour for Baby Driver. Although Kerouac is one of the most “biographied” American writers of our time, Jones offers a new perspective on the King of the Beats and his generation, one in which formerly marginalized figures in the Kerouac story—particularly women—become strong, central characters. He also exposes the cut-throat wheeling and dealing that has plagued the Kerouac estate and that continues today as the various players do battle over the legacy of one of the counterculture's biggest idols.

About the Author

Jim Jones is a writer, teacher, and small press publisher who has written two other books about Jack Kerouac: A Map of Mexico City Blues: Jack Kerouac as Poet and Jack Kerouac's Dailies Legend: The Mythic Form of an Autobiographical Fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550223750
Subtitle:
Jack Kerouac's Forgotten Families
Author:
Jones, Jim
Author:
Jones, James T.
Publisher:
ECW Press
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Kerouac, jack, 1922-1969
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1943/E
Publication Date:
19990301
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.72 lb

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