Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac

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Macmillan, Nov 29, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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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Amburn, who has written on the lives of Roy Orbison, Janis Joplin, and Buddy Holly, here turns his attention to Jack Kerouac, whose novels he once edited at Coward-McCann. Centering on Kerouac's ... Read full review

Contents

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IV
5
V
43
VI
69
VII
109
IX
111
X
136
XIV
251
XV
274
XVI
315
XVII
332
XVIII
379
XIX
383
XX
389
XXI
419

XI
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XII
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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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