Kerouac: A Biography

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Macmillan, 1973 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called 'the legend of Duluoz.' Nearly all of his books have been in print internationally since his death in 1969, and his writing has been discovered and enjoyed by new readers throughout the world. Kerouac's view of the promise of America, the seductive and lovely vision of the beckoning open spaces of our continent, has never been expressed better by subsequent writers, perhaps because Kerouac was our last writer to believe in America's promise--and essential innocence--as the legacy he would explore in his autobiographical fiction.

  

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Contents

Foreword by Allen Ginsberg
5
Preface
7
Introduction
11
Part One 19221951
19
Part Two 19511957
131
Part Three 19571969
297
Chronology
370
Notes Sources
371
Bibliographical Chronology
404
Identity
405
Index
407
Copyright

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On the Road
Jack Kerouac
Limited preview - 2003
The Portable Beat Reader
Ann Charters
No preview available - 1992
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About the author (1973)

Ann Charters received her B.A. at Berkeley and her Ph.D. at Columbia. She first met Kerouac at a poetry reading in Berkeley in 1956, and compiled a comprehensive bibliography of his work in 1967. A professor of English at the University of Connecticut, she is also the editor of Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac and the Portable Kerouac Reader, and the author of Beats and Company: Portrait of a Literary Generation.

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