Selected letters, 1940-1956
The life and craft of Jack Kerouac are traced through some of his most personal and mesmerizing letters. Written between 1940, when he was a freshman in college, and 1956, immediately before his leap into celebrity with the publication of On the Road, these letters offer valuable insights into Kerouac's family life, friendships with Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, and others.
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Review: Selected Letters, 1940-1956 (Kerouac Selected Letters #1)User Review - Mat - Goodreads
Brilliant. Fascinating. Uplifting. Devastating - just four adjectives which begin to describe this collection of letters by Kerouac. Volume 1, edited by the brilliant Ann Charters, paints a ... Read full review
Review: Selected Letters, 1940-1956 (Kerouac Selected Letters #1)User Review - Goodreads
Warning. This book may change your opinion of Jack who turned from a starry eyed traveler in to an alcoholic cynic. His views (extremely chauvinistic and sexist) against women shocked me. I went from ...