Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac

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Macmillan, Nov 29, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Drawing upon original interviews and his own relationship with Kerouac, Ellis Amburn reveals an inner man who has not appeared in any previous biography-a man torn by his conflicting desires and beliefs. Subterranean Kerouac has been singled out as one of the most significant biographies to appear in years, and it shows how Kerouac struggled throughout his life with poverty, alcoholism, and his doubts about his own lifestyle of substance abuse, indolence, and promiscuity.
  

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Review: Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

purports to uncover Kerouacs bi-sexuality. pretty convincing. i think it had been acknowledged in the past, even by Keroauc himself he had same sex dalliances. this bio goes further to theorize ... Read full review

Review: Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book. I really did. It's another autobiography of my favorite author written by someone who knew him personally in his final years. Still, rather than being an examination ... Read full review

Contents

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V
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VI
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VII
109
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About the author (1999)

Ellis Amburn, Kerouac's last editor, has written several previous biographies. He lives in Key West, Florida.

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