Vanity of Duluoz

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Penguin Books, Mar 1, 2012 - Authors, American - 272 pages
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"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  - J. - Goodreads

I bought this because I wanted to see how Kerouac wrote about Kammerer's death later on in his career. I'm not a huge fan of Kerouac to begin with,so the material leading up to the Lucian Carr ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jesse Toldness - Goodreads

Kerouac was a lot of things, but he was not, in the end, an author of fiction. A career autobiographer, the skill in his writing was not in creating what he told (in truth, he created very little of ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Jack Kerouac's (1922-1969) On the Road was published in 1957, six years after its completion. It went on to become a bestseller and is considered the quintessential statement of the 1950's literary movement known as the Beat Generation. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac did stints at Columbia University, in the Navy and in the Merchant Marine before meeting Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady, who would influence the rest of his life and his writing. Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of forty-seven.

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