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Kerouac : the definitive biography

Kerouac : the definitive biography

Author: Paul Maher
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Pub. : Distributed by National Book Network, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Online system or service : Biography   Computer File : English : 1st Taylor Trade Pub. edView all editions and formats
"This is the biography of writer, poet, and beat generation icon Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), whose novel On the Road catapulted him to the forefront of the literary world and influenced budding writers for generations to come." "Kerouac: The Definitive Biography recounts the story of this exceptional life and the key relationships that affected Kerouac's development as an artist, including those with his three wives,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Biography, Online system or service, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Maher
ISBN: 0878333053 9780878333059
OCLC Number: 52347737
Description: xviii, 557 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. The Seeds of Galloway: Chapter 1. The Kerouacs of Nashua: January 1720-1925 --
Chapter 2. The Ethereal Flower: 1926-1934 --
Chapter 3. "Wits Abound in Lowell Too": 1935 --
Chapter 4. Now a Flood Will Bring the Rest: Spring 1936 --
Chapter 5. Order, Tenderness, and Piety: Fall 1936-Spring 1939 --
Part II. The Dawning of Jazz America: Chapter 1. Aloof from Teeming Humanity: Fall 1939-1940 --
Chapter 2. A Kernel of Eternity: Fall 1941-Spring 1941 --
Chapter 3. The Furious Poet: Summer 1941-Fall 1941 --
Chapter 4. The Wound of Living: December 1941-Spring 1942 --
Chapter 5. Among the Philistines: March 1943-November 1944 --
Chapter 6. True Thoughts Abound: 1945-1946 --
Chapter 7. Towards a New Vision: Summer 1948-November 1948 --
Part III. Essence of Mind: Chapter 1. What Kicks: January 1949-February 1949 --
Chapter 2. Going Back East: March 1949-April 1949 --
Chapter 3. Denver Doldrums: May 1949-June 1949 --
Chapter 4. Going Back West --
Chapter 5. Go Moan for Man.
Responsibility: Paul Maher, Jr. ; foreword by David Amram.
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Based on original archival research and dozens of interviews, Kerouac is a fresh, compelling, and substantive critical reassessment of Kerouac's brief and often chaotic life.  Read more...


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Tune in, all you desolation angels and dharma bums, and turn on to Paul Maher's jazzy bio of Kerouac * Vanity Fair * A useful piece in a difficult puzzle.... sheds new light on a writer of Read more...

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