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Beatific souls : Jack Kerouac's On the road

Author: Isaac Gewirtz
Publisher: London : Scala, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beatific souls: Jack Kerouac on the road traces Kerouac's tumultuous and often traumatic journey from his working-class boyhood in Lowell, Massachusetts, to New York City, where he, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs would become the fathers of the Beat movement, and beyond. Drawing on journals, diaries, manuscripts, and typescripts in The New York Public Library's Jack Kerouac Archive--material never before  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Gewirtz
ISBN: 9781857594973 1857594975
OCLC Number: 779228550
Description: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. The Beat generation --
2. Early life, influences, and writings --
3. On the road proto-versions : drafts, fragments, and journals --
4. On the road : the scroll and its successors --
5. The Buddhist Christian --
6. On writing and the creative act.
Responsibility: Isaac Gewirtz.

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"Beatific souls: Jack Kerouac on the road traces Kerouac's tumultuous and often traumatic journey from his working-class boyhood in Lowell, Massachusetts, to New York City, where he, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs would become the fathers of the Beat movement, and beyond. Drawing on journals, diaries, manuscripts, and typescripts in The New York Public Library's Jack Kerouac Archive--material never before seen by the general public, and only a very few items of which have been seen even by scholars--Beatific Soul explores Kerouac's evolution as a writer and his spirit passage from Christianity to Buddhism and back again" -- inside cover.

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