Search Results: "Edie Kerouac-Parker"


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YOU’LL BE OKAY by Edie Kerouac-Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"For Kerouac scholars, who will find news here and there. General readers will do better to stick to On the Road ."
Affectionate if unrevealing portrait of the Beat Generation icon. Read full book review >

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KINGDOM OF THE YOUNG by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A penetrating collection that glides among an impressive breadth of storytelling modes with warmth and easy brilliance."
A probing and deeply ruminative cross-genre odyssey. Read full book review >

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Lost Voices of Egypt by Mfon  Edie
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"A useful academic work for students of Egyptology and linguistics that may have limited appeal for average readers."
A compact, scholarly linguistic study that sets out to prove the connection between modern Nigerian dialects and the language of ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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THE SEA IS MY BROTHER by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Of interest primarily to scholars and diehard Kerouackers; general readers ought to head to the far more memorable On the Road, The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums."
A forgotten novel—forgotten, by its author, for a reason—by Beat Generation icon Kerouac. Read full book review >

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DR. SAX by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1959

"Kerouac's vocabulary is at its most challenging, and you can cut your teeth on oiky-cloiky, grooking, weyic, groomus, mowurpy and dommerfall."
At one point in this incoherent fugue, Doctor Sax says-"'In my ammenuosis shack, madame' (he chewed viciously on a cud of tobacco and sunk the chawcake in his inner backpockets till later). Read full book review >

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DESOLATION ANGELS by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 1965

"Angels is lit up with the glare of 'scandal' and, in its exposure of the above members of the avant-beatnik world, may well wing its way to the wide audience the publisher anticipates."
Kerouac's Desolation Angels may be dealt with quickly. Read full book review >

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CRAWL SPACE by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2005

"Revisionist memories that cheapen the historical record."
Meidav (The Far Field, 2001) crafts a loquacious first-person account by a French Nazi collaborator who makes a bizarre return to the locus of his early guilt and sin. Read full book review >

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THE PLACE HE MADE by Edie Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"A graceful tribute to a brief but intense relationship that can only be summed up as true love. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to Yankee Magazine; author tour)"
A sweet and gentle recounting of a love affair that ended in the death from cancer of the author's husband when he was only 40 years old. Read full book review >

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THE FAR FIELD by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2001

"Meidav provides many of the elements required for a great epic, but her overblown prose, deathly slow pacing, and virtually nonexistent plot undermine whatever pleasures are here."
Maddeningly overwritten debut novel about a middle-aged dilettante who travels to Ceylon, hoping to attain enlightenment for both himself and the idol-worshipping natives. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP by Jack Kerouac
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"Kerouac completists will have to have this, of course. Literary-minded students of Buddhism will find Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha to be the more attractive introduction, and devotees will have had this story from many other sources, as Kerouac himself did."
A fan's notes on the Awakened One. Read full book review >

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DHARMA BUMS by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1958

"There, high on a hilltop, it is revealed, the search ends- and except for those dedicated, nirvana will never have seemed nearer."
Up for air after The Subterraneans- way up (mountain climbing is the new kick) are the Dharma Bums, Ray Smith, Japhy Ryder- a high-domed hepcat, and some of their Zen Lunatic friends who have been chewing their cuds, sipping muscatel, junking, holding Zen Fun Love Orgies (no celibate Buddhists these) in the cellars of San Francisco. Read full book review >

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VISIONS OF CODY by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1972

"Kerouac's failure to encompass 'it' all within that sentence becomes a poignant corollary of that failure of life implicit within the grandiose chronicles of actions without purpose — except their own beauty — of necessity larger than life because life, marvelous as it was, never was quite all it was cracked up to be."
Another posthumous novel by the late subculture hero-author of On the Road, The Dharma Burns, etc., a combination novel-elegy about the beloved Neal Cassady, alias Cody Pomeray, a grand Coloradoan with whom Kerouac (alias lack Deluoscz) drank, smoked, traveled, and endlessly chatted during the late '40's and early '50's, before Cassady died, when Kerouac was first starting to write. Read full book review >