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Big Sur

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1992.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Big Sur.
New York : Penguin Books, 1992
(OCoLC)755157153
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0140168125 9780140168129
OCLC Number: 26089403
Description: vi, 241 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac ; [foreword by Aram Saroyan].
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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.'

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