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"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.

"This entire short novel Tristessa's a narrative meditation studying a hen, a rooster, a dove, a cat, a chihuaha dog, family meat, and a ravishing, ravished junky lady, first in their crowded bedroom, then out to drunken streets, taco stands, and pads at dawn in Mexico City slums." —Allen Ginsberg

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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.

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ISBN:
9780140168112
Foreword:
Saroyan, Aram
Avon Books:
Saroyan, Aram
Foreword by:
Saroyan, Aram
Foreword:
Saroyan, Aram
Author:
Kerouac, Jack
Author:
Saroyan, Aram
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Beat generation
Subject:
Beat generation -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
bd. 146, nr. 2
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.76x5.10x.33 in. .18 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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