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Kerouac, Jack 1922-1969

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On the road by Jack Kerouac( Book )
352 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 9,891 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
On the road by Jack Kerouac( Sound Recording )
94 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,739 libraries worldwide
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast
The Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac( Book )
138 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,549 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
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac( Book )
88 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,050 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 )
86 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,794 libraries worldwide
Leo Percepied, a writer and victim of alcohol and dope, realizes he can't live without Mardou, a Negro girl ten years younger than he
The portable Jack Kerouac by Jack Kerouac( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,732 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 )
117 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,661 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 )
64 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 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 )
52 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,477 libraries worldwide
Kerouac's ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady
Road novels, 1957-1960 by Jack Kerouac( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,458 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 )
61 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,420 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 )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,321 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
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks by William S Burroughs( Book )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,259 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."
Maggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac( Book )
73 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town
Vanity of Duluoz; an adventurous education, 1935-46 by Jack Kerouac( Book )
34 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and held by 1,122 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
Atop an Underwood : early stories and other writings by Jack Kerouac( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,108 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
Mexico City blues by Jack Kerouac( Book )
53 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
A series of poems deals with music, life, religion, literature, dreams and mortality
Visions of Gerard by Jack Kerouac( Book )
38 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 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."--P. 4 of cover
Some of the dharma by Jack Kerouac( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
Written during a critical period of his life, Some of the Dharma is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's vast autobiographical canon. He began writing it in 1953 as reading notes on Buddhism intended for his friend, poet Allen Ginsberg. As Kerouac's Buddhist study and meditation practice intensified, what had begun as notes evolved into a vast and all-encompassing work of nonfiction into which he poured his life, incorporating poems, haiku, prayers, journal entries, meditations, fragments of letters, ideas about writing, overheard conversations, sketches, blues, and more. The final manuscript, completed in 1956, was as visually complex as the writing: each page was unique, typed in patterns and interlocking shapes. The elaborate form which Kerouac so painstakingly gave the book on his manual typewriter is re-created in this typeset facsimile
Un Homme grand Jack Kerouac at the crossroads of many cultures = Un Homme grand : Jack Kérouac à la confluence des cultures ( file )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 939 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
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Alternative Names
Chia-lo-kʻo, Chieh-kʻo, 1922-1969
Kailuyake, Jieke 1922-1969
Kerouac, Jack
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
ケルアック, ジャック
English (1,405)
German (33)
French (29)
Italian (17)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (3)
Czech (3)
Danish (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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