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Atop an Underwood : early stories and other writings

Author: Jack Kerouac; Paul Marion
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
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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.

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Genre/Form: Short stories
Literary collections
Proofs (Printing)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac; Paul Marion
ISBN: 0670888222 9780670888221 0521620783 9780521620789 0670885630 9780670885633 0140296395 9780140296396
OCLC Number: 40857068
Awards: Winner of AATSEEL Prize.
Description: xxii, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one : pine forests and pure thought 1936-1940. from Background --
Repulsion may race here in exhibition feature!! --
from Football novella --
Jack Lewis's baseball chatter --
[One long strange dream] --
Count Basie's band best in land; group famous for "solid" swing --
Go back --
Nothing --
A play I want to write --
Concentration --
We thronged --
[A day in September] --
[I know I am August] --
Radio script : the spirit of '14 --
[I remember the days of my youth] --
from Raw rookie nerves --
Where the road begins --
New York nite club--
Part two : an original kicker 1941. from Background --
There's something about a cigar --
God --
If I were wealthy --
[One Sunday afternoon in July] --
The birth of a Socialist --
No connection : a novel that I don't intend to finish --
On the porch, remembering --
The sandbank sage --
Farewell song, sweet from my trees --
[I have to pull up my stakes and roll, man] --
Odyssey (continued) --
[At 18, I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion] --
Observations --
Definition of a poet --
America in the night --
Woman going to Hartford --
Old love-light --
I tell you it is October! --
[Here I am at last with a typewriter] --
[Atop an Underwood : introduction] --
The good jobs --
From Radio City to the Crown --
The little cottage by the sea --
The juke-box is saving America --
Hartford after work --
Legends and legends --
A Kerouac that turned out sublime --
The father of my father --
Credo --
Hungry young writer's notebook --
A young writer's notebook --
[I am going to stress a new set of values] --
[I am my mother's son] --
[Howdy!] --
Today --
This I do know--
Search by night. Part three : to portray life accurately 1942-1943. from Background --
Sadness at six --
The joy of Duluoz --
Famine for the heart --
[The very thing I live for] --
The mystery --
Thinking of Thomas Wolfe on a winter's night --
from The sea is my brother (merchant mariner) --
Beauty as a lasting truth --
My generation, my world --
The wound of living --
Wounded in action --
The romanticist --
The boy from Philadelphia --
The two Americans.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac ; edited with an introduction and commentary by Paul Marion.
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