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Kerouac, Jack 1922-1969

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On the road by Jack Kerouac( Book )
726 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 27 languages and held by 11,020 libraries worldwide
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy
The Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac( Book )
287 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 3,920 libraries worldwide
Two ebullient young men are engaged in a passionate search for dharma, or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude, a lesson that has a hard time surviving their forays into the pagan groves of San Francisco's Bohemia with its marathon wine-drinking bouts, poetry jam sessions, experiments in "yabyum," and similar nonascetic pastimes
On the road by Jack Kerouac( Sound Recording )
100 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,512 libraries worldwide
"As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dena Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy."
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac( Book )
153 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,225 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 )
215 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 2,194 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 )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,721 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
Doctor Sax : Faust part three by Jack Kerouac( Book )
107 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,637 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
Road novels, 1957-1960 by Jack Kerouac( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,492 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."
Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac( Book )
68 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
Kerouac's ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady
The town & the city by Jack Kerouac( Book )
81 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,462 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
On the road : the original scroll by Jack Kerouac( Book )
28 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
Presents the previously unpublished original scroll edition of Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" which Kerouac wrote over a three-week period in 1951 on eight sheets of tracing paper that he taped together to form a 120-foot scroll, and includes the real names of the friends that inspired the book's storyline
The Americans by Robert Frank( Book )
69 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,398 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In 1958, the first edition of Robert Frank's The Americans was published in Paris. Les Americains contained Frank's 83 photographs in the same sequence as all subsequent editions, with the image on the right hand page, but juxtaposed with historical texts about American society and politics, gathered by Alain Bosquet. The following year, in the first American edition, the French texts were removed and an introduction by Jack Kerouac was added. Over the subsequent 50 years, The Americans has been republished in many editions, in numerous languages, with a variety of cover designs and even in a range of sizes. It is the most famous photography book ever published, and it changed the face of the medium forever. Robert Frank discussed with his publisher, Gerhard Steidl, the idea of producing a new edition using modern scanning and the finest tritone printing. The starting point was to bring original prints from New York to Gottingen, Germany, where Steidl is based. In July 2007, Frank visited Gottingen. A new format for the book was worked out and new typography selected. A new cover was designed and Frank chose the book cloth, foil for embossing and the endpaper. Most significantly, as he has done for every edition of The Americans, Frank changed the cropping of many of the photographs, usually including more information. Two images were changed completely from the original 1958 and 1959 editions
Vanity of Duluoz : an adventurous education, 1935-46 by Jack Kerouac( Book )
90 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,310 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 )
108 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
Novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town
Desolation angels by Jack Kerouac( Book )
179 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of "On the Road", told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks by William S Burroughs( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
"On August 14, 1944, Lucien Carr, a friend of William S. Burroughs from St. Louis, stabbed a man named David Kammerer with a Boy Scout knife and threw his body in the Hudson River. For eight years, Kammerer had fawned over the younger Carr, but that night something happened: either Carr had had enough or he was forced to defend himself." "The next day, his clothes stained with blood, Carr went to his friends Bill Burroughs and Jack Kerouac for help. Doing so, he involved them in the crime. A few months later, they were caught up in the crime in a different way." "Something about the murder captivated the Beats, especially Kerouac and Burroughs, who decided to collaborate on a novel about the events of the previous summer. At the time, the two authors were still unknown, yet to write anything of note. Narrating alternating chapters, they pieced together a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and violence, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives." "They submitted their manuscript - called And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks after an absurd line from a radio bulletin about a circus fire - to publishers, but it was rejected and confined to a filing cabinet for decades. Finally published, at long last, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks tells the story of Ramsay Allen and the object of his fixation, the charismatic, idealistic young Phillip Tourian. Phillip and his friends drink and dream in the bars and apartments of the West Village, until, with his friend Mike Ryko (Kerouac's narrator), he hatches a plan to ship out as a merchant marine. They'll catch a boat for France and jump ship, then make their way through the front to Paris."
Mexico City blues by Jack Kerouac( Book )
80 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
A series of poems deals with music, life, religion, literature, dreams and mortality
Visions of Gerard by Jack Kerouac( Book )
55 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,141 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
The sea is my brother by Jack Kerouac( Book )
29 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 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."--Résumé de l'édtieur
Book of dreams by Jack Kerouac( Book )
48 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 161 libraries worldwide
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Cek Keruak
Chia-lo-kʻo, Chieh-kʻo 1922-1969
Džeks Keruaks
Iacobus Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac americký spisovatel
Jack Kerouac Amerikaans schrijver
Jack Kerouac amerikansk poet och författare
Jack Kerouac amerikansk poet og skribent
Jack Kerouac pisarz amerykański
Jack Kerouac scrittore e poeta statunitense
Jack Kerouac US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Beatnik
Kailuyake, Jieke 1922-1969
Kerouac, Jack
Kerouac, Jack Jean Louis.
Kerouac, Jean-Louis 1922-1969
Kerouac, Jean-Louis Le Bris de, 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
Τζακ Κέρουακ
Джак Керуак
Джек Керуак
Джэк Керуак
Джэк Кэруак
Керуак, Джек
Керуак, Джек 1922-1969
Керуак Ж-Л 1922-1969
Керуак Жэк
Џек Керуак
Ջեք Քերուակ
ג'ק קרואק
קרואק, ג׳ק 1922־1969
קרואק, ג'ק 1922-1969
جاك كيروك
جک کرواک نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی
जैक केरुयक
জেক কেৰুৱাক
ჯეკ კერუაკი
잭 케루악
ケラワック, J.
ケルアック, ジャック
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