Vanity of Duluoz

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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The tale of Kerouac's alter-ego, Vanity of Duluoz presents Jack Duluoz's high school experiences as a sporting jock in Massachusetts and his time at Columbia University on a football scholarship. Just as Jack's glamorous new adult life begins, so does World War II, and he joins the US Navy to travel the world. As Jack experiences more, he realizes the limits of his former plans and returns to New York at the start of the Beat movement, to a riot of drugs, sex and writing. Vanity of Duluoz was Kerouac's final work published before his death in 1969.

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Review: Vanity of Duluoz (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - GK Stritch - Goodreads

Football, war, and murder . . . the vanities of a young man coming of age, and the young man is young Duluoz of Lowell. "But my hands werent sea-netted and chapped by rope and wire . . . at present ... Read full review

Review: Vanity of Duluoz (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Manheim Wagner - Goodreads

Although there are many poetic passages in The Vanity of Duluoz, the book feels like a book written by a man (with limited time left) who is trying to fill a gap in his legend of books. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969) was an American novelist, poet, artist and part of the Beat Generation. Most of his life was spent in the vast landscapes of America or living with his mother, with whom he spent most of his life. Kerouac's best known works are On the Road and The Dharma Bums.

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