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Kerouac: A Biography

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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-403) and index.

About the Author

Ann Charters received her B.A. at Berkeley and her Ph.D. at Columbia. She first met Kerouac at a poetry reading in Berkeley in 1956, and compiled a comprehensive bibliography of his work in 1967. A professor of English at the University of Connecticut, she is also the editor of Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac and the Portable Kerouac Reader, and the author of Beats and Company: Portrait of a Literary Generation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312113476
Foreword:
Ginsberg, Allen
Preface:
Charters, Ann
Foreword by:
Ginsberg, Allen
Foreword:
Ginsberg, Allen
Author:
Ginsberg, Allen
Author:
Charters, Ann
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Kerouac, jack, 1922-1969
Subject:
Kerouac, Jack
Subject:
Beat generation -- Biography.
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
MF-614
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.907 in

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