The Portable Jack KerouacBook - 1996
This one-volume omnibus, planned by the author before his death and now completed by his biographer, Ann Charters, makes clear the ambition and accomplishment of Jack Kerouac's " Legend of Duluoz " - the story of his life told in the course of his many "true-story novels," including On the Road . As Kerouac once wrote, "The whole thing forms on enormous comedy, seen through the eyes of poor Ti Jean (me), otherwise known as Jack Duluoz, the world of raging action and folly and also of gentle sweetness seen through the keyhole of his eye." The only anthology of Kerouac's work ever published, this compilation presents selections from the "Legend of Duluoz" novels, in chronological order, and also includes poetry, letters, and essays on Buddhism, writing, and the Beat Generation. The Portable Jack Kerouac is an essential introduction to one of this country's most important modern writers.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1996
Call Number: 813.54 K459p 1996
Characteristics: xxv, 624 p. ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Jack Kerouac