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The portable Jack Kerouac

Author: Jack Kerouac; Ann Charters
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Portable Jack Kerouac.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1995
(OCoLC)622715192
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac; Ann Charters
ISBN: 067084957X 9780670849574
OCLC Number: 30546714
Description: xxv, 625 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The legend of Duluoz. from Doctor Sax. It was in Centralville I was born--
across the wide basin to the hill, on Lupine Road, March 1922, at five o'clock--
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from Visions of Gerard. For the first four years of my life, while he lived, I was not Ti Jean Duluoz, I was Gerard, the world was his face--
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Home at Christmas. It's a Sunday afternoon in New England just three days before Christmas--
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from Doctor Sax. Two o'clock, strange, thunder, and the yellow walls of my mother's kitchen with the green electric clock--
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from Maggie Cassidy. The Concord River flows by her house, in July evening the ladies of Massachusetts Street are sitting on wooden doorsteps with newspapers for fans--
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from Vanity of Duluoz. What dreams you get when you think you're going to go to college--
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from On the road. With the coming of Dean Moriarty began the part of my life you could call my life on the road--
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from On the road. The Mexican girl. I had bought my ticket and was waiting for the L.A. bus--
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from On the road. It was drizzling and mysterious at the beginning of our journey--
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Jazz of the beat generation. Out we jumped in the warm mad night hearing a wild tenorman's bawling horn--
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from Lonesome traveler. from The railroad earth. There was a little alley in San Francisco back of the Southern Pacific station at Third and Townsend in redbrick of drowsy lazy afternoons--
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from The subterraneans. I had never heard such a story from such a soul except from the great men I had known in my youth, great heroes of America--
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from Tristessa. I'm riding along with Tristessa in the cab, drunk, with big bottle of Juarez Bourbon whiskey in the till-bag railroad lootbag--
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from The Dharma bums. Hopping a freight out of Los Angeles at high noon one day in late September 1955--
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from Good blonde. "Damn," said I, "I'll just hitchhike on that highway" (101) seeing the fast flash of many cars--
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from The Dharma bums. In Berkeley I was living with Alvah Goldbook in his little rose-covered cottage in the backyard of a bigger house on Milvia Street--
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from Desolation angels. It was on this trip that the great change took place in my life--
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from Big Sur. The last time I ever hitch hiked, and NO RIDES a sign--
Poetry. from San Francisco blues --
Daydreams for Ginsberg --
Rose pome --
Woman --
Rimbaud --
Hymn : And when you showed me Brooklyn Bridge --
Poem : I demand that the human race ceases multiplying --
A pun for Al Gelpi --
Two poems dedicated to Thomas Merton --
How to meditate --
Hitch hiker --
Pome on Doctor Sax --
from Book of haikus. Some Western haikus --
Sea : the sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur. On spontaneous prose. Belief & technique for modern prose --
Essentials of spontaneous prose --
The first word : Jack Kerouac takes a fresh look at Jack Kerouac --
Are writers made or born? The modern spontaneous method. In the ring --
On the road to Florida --
from Visions of Cody. The three stooges ; Well, Cody is always interested in himself--
; Joan Rawshanks in the fog --
from Book of dreams --
from Old angel midnight. On bop and the beat generation. The beginning of bop --
About the Beat generation --
Lamb, no lion --
Beatific : the origins of the Beat generation --
After me, the deluge. On Buddhism. The last word : because none of us want to think that the universe is a blank dream--
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from Book of dreams --
from The scripture of the golden eternity. Selected letters. To Norma Blickfelt, August 25, 1942 : young merchant seaman Kerouac describes his dream of becoming a writer --
To Neal Cassady, May 22, 1951 : account to Neal about "my book about you" (On the road) --
To John Clellon Holmes, June 3, 1952 : Wild form's the only form holds what I have to say--
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To Allen Ginsberg, October 1, 1957 : "everything's been happening here" the week after publication of On the road --
To Allen Ginsberg, September 22, 1960 : Description of West Coast trip later dramatized in Big Sur --
To Sterling Lord, May 5, 1961 : List of books comprising the Duluoz legend --
To Ann Charters, August 5, 1966 : Invitation to visit him in Hyannis and work together on his bibliography : "I've kept the neatest records you ever saw."
Other Titles: Jack Kerouac
Responsibility: edited by Ann Charters.

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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  Read more...

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