Vanity of Duluoz

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Penguin Books, Limited, Mar 1, 2012 - Authors, American - 272 pages
27 Reviews
"Vanity of Duluoz" is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's lifework, the series of autobiographical novels he referred to as "The Legend of Duluoz." With the same tender humor and intoxicating wordplay he brought to his masterpieces "On the Road" and "The Dharma Bums," Kerouac takes his alter ego from the football fields of small-town New England to the playing fields and classrooms of Horace Mann and Columbia, out to sea on a merchant freighter plying the sub-infested waters of the North Atlantic during World War II, and back to New York, where his friends are the writers who would one day become known as the Beat generation and where he publishes his first novel.

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Review: Vanity of Duluoz: An Adventurous Education, 1935-46 (Duluoz Legend)

User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

I've had this book on my bookshelf for a long time now, and just completed reading it. Kerouac is from my hometown of Lowell, MA, and his childhood house is right in my old neighborhood. I loved ... Read full review

Review: Vanity of Duluoz: An Adventurous Education, 1935-46 (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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