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Kerouac, Jack 1922-1969

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On the road by Jack Kerouac( Book )
698 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 12,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the counterculture escapades of memebers of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950's America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles is escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experienceing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy
The Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac( Book )
267 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Kerouac living his dream as a Zen Lunatic and rucksack wanderer on the fabled golden shores of West Coast America" Ann Charters from the bookjacket
On the road by Jack Kerouac( Recording )
97 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac( Book )
150 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coming down from his carefree youth and unwanted fame, Jack Kerouac undertakes a mature confrontation of some of his most troubling emotional issues: a burgeoning problem with alcoholism, addiction, fear, and insecurity. He dutifully records his ever-changing states of consciousness, which culminate in a powerful religious experience. Big Sur was written some time after Jack Kerouac's best-known works, following a visit to northern California and the first feelings of midlife crisis. Kerouac stayed for several weeks in a cabin in Big Sur, California, and with friends in San Francisco. Upon returning home, he wrote this account in a two-week period. Critic Richard Meltzer referred to Big Sur as Kerouac's 'masterpiece, and one of the great, great works of the English language.'
The subterraneans by Jack Kerouac( Book )
200 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Subterraneans haunt the bars and clubs of San Francisco, living on a diet of booze and benedrine. Amongst them is Leo, an aspiring writer, and Mardou, half-Negro, half-Indian. This is the story of their bitter-sweet and ill-starred love affair
The portable Jack Kerouac by Jack Kerouac( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collection includes excerpts, chronologically arranged, from novels which make up the Legend of Duluoz. Kerouac appears as a child in Doctor Sax, as a teenager in Maggie Cassidy, as a young man in On the Road, as a road-wary traveler in Tristessa, as a committed seeker of truth in the Dharma Bums, and as a man at the end of the road in Satori in Paris
Desolation angels by Jack Kerouac( Book )
139 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After spending months as a fire lookout on a remote mountain, Jack Duluoz returns to his life in San Francisco and discovers how his isolation has affected his life
Doctor Sax : Faust part three by Jack Kerouac( Book )
104 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up in the factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts, is haunted throughout his adolescence by Dr. Sax, a cryptic, hipster phantom
Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac( Book )
62 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kerouac's ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady
Road novels, 1957-1960 by Jack Kerouac( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collector's edition of five works by the late Beat Generation classic writer combines the eminent "On the Road" with the novels, "The Dharma Bums," "The Subterraneans," "Tristessa," and "Lonesome Traveler."
The town & the city by Jack Kerouac( Book )
76 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the New England town, a family including three daughters and five sons, each endowed with an energy and vision of life, drives the narrative from the early part of the century to the years following World War II
Vanity of Duluoz : an adventurous education, 1935-46 by Jack Kerouac( Book )
82 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Maggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac( Book )
102 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks by William S Burroughs( Book )
31 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"And The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is an engaging, fast-paced read that shows the two authors' developing styles. It is also an incomparable artifact, a legendary novel from the dawn of the Beat movement by two hugely influential writers."--Jacket
Lonesome traveler by Jack Kerouac( Book )
136 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the years when Kerouac was writing the books that captivated and infuriated the public, restless years of wandering during which he worked as a railway brakeman in California, a steward on a tramp steamer, and a fire lookout on the crest of Desolation Peak in the Cascade Mountains
Mexico City blues by Jack Kerouac( Book )
78 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of poems deals with music, life, religion, literature, dreams and mortality
Visions of Gerard by Jack Kerouac( Book )
53 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Unique among Jack Kerouac's novels, Visions of Gerard focuses on the scenes and sensations of childhood--the wisdom, anguish, intensity, innocence, evil, insight, suffering, delight, and shock--as they were revealed in the short tragic-happy life of his saintly brother, Gerard. Set in Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, it is an unsettling, beautiful, and sad exploration of the meaning and precariousness of existence."--Page 4 of cover
Atop an Underwood : early stories and other writings by Jack Kerouac( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of early stories by the poet of the Beat generation. Topics range from his time in Columbia University, from which he was expelled, to an excerpt from a novel which is based on his service in the merchant marine
Un Homme grand Jack Kerouac at the crossroads of many cultures = Un Homme grand : Jack Kérouac à la confluence des cultures ( )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays collected in this volume constitute a breakthrough in an understanding of the life and works of Kerouac. Fellow Beats, biographers, critics, poets and scholars write about their views of a man who
The sea is my brother by Jack Kerouac( Book )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled it The Sea Is My Brother. Now, nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon. Written seven years before The Town and The City officially launched his writing career, The Sea Is My Brother marks a pivotal point in which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. A clear precursor to such landmark works as On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Visions of Cody, it is an important formative work that bears all the hallmarks of classic Kerouac: the search for spiritual meaning in a materialistic world, spontaneous travel as the true road to freedom, late nights in bars and apartments engaged in intense conversation, the desperate urge to escape from society, and the strange, terrible beauty of loneliness."--from cover, p. [2]
 
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Chia-lo-kʻo, Chieh-kʻo 1922-1969
Kailuyake, Jieke 1922-1969
Kerouac, Jack
Kerouac, Jack 1922-1969
Kerouac, Jack Jean Louis.
Kerouac, Jean-Louis 1922-1969
Kérouac, Jean Louis Lebris de.
Kérouac, Jean Louis Lebris de 1922-1969
Kerouac , John
Kerouac, John 1922-1969
Kerouak, Tzak.
Keruak, Dz︠h︡ek 1922-1969
Ḳeruʼaḳ, G'eḳ 1922-1969
Keruaks, Džeks 1922-1969
Kiuwāk, Ǧāk
Lebris de Kerouac, Jean-Louis
Lebris de Kérouac, Jean Louis 1922-1969
Paradise, Sal 1922-1969
Керуак, Джек 1922-1969
קרואק, ג׳ק 1922־1969
ケラワック, J
ケルアック, ジャック
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