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Jack Kerouac : a Hamlyn history

Author: David Sandison
Publisher: London : Hamlyn, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illustrated biography focuses on one of the major names in post-war popular culture. Kerouac epitomized the "Beat Generation" of 50s America, and his most famous novel "On the Road" provided a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Sandison
ISBN: 0600597091 9780600597094
OCLC Number: 492781355
Description: 1 v. (154 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Massachusetts to Manhattan (1922-1941) - a Lowell childhood, high school and university; the sea, the town and the city (1941-1946) - war at sea, murder, marriage, Ginsberg and Burroughs; On the Road (1947-1950) - Neal and Carolyn, first publication, a brief marriage; The Subterraneans (1951-1956) - the Beats, Buddhism and early fame; Lonesome Traveler (1957-1960) - Morocco, Paris, London and Pull my Daisy; Desolation Angel (1960-1969) - Big Sur breakdown, alcohol reclusion and death.
Responsibility: David Sandison.

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