The Portable Jack Kerouac

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Viking, 1995 - Fiction - 625 pages
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Jack Kerouac is one of the most widely read and profoundly influential writers in the American canon. This one-volume omnibus, planned by the author himself before his death and completed by his biographer, is a rich and potent distillation of the writer's genius, and will astonish those readers only familiar with On the Road.

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It is a sure sign that an author has been embraced by the gods when a collection of his letters and a portable works are published simultaneously. The Portable illustrates Kerouac's skill as a jack-of ... Read full review

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editors introduction
3
from Doctor Sax
19
Home at Christmas
43
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. He considered all of his "true story novels," including On the Road, to be chapters of "one vast book," his autobiographical Legend of Duluoz. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969 at the age of forty-seven.

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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