Search Results: "Jack Kerouac"


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JACK KEROUAC by Barry Miles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"One respects Miles only for admitting that huge amounts of Kerouac's work are wretched. (Author tour)"
A project for which there could scarcely be less demand: not just another telling of the numbingly well-documented life of Beat Generation warhorse Jack Kerouac, but one penned by the indefatigably irrelevant Beat crony Barry Miles. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC by Jack Kerouac
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"If you do care, this book is indispensable to your understanding of Kerouac; if you don't, reread his fiction, which is so autobiographical that it at times makes the letters redundant."
The second of a two-volume set of Kerouac's interminable correspondence, containing letters from the publication of On the Road until his death. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC by Jack Kerouac
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1995

"Its value for scholars shouldn't obscure this terrific volume's broader appeal."
A stunningly rich set of letters that at times reads like a new Kerouac novel. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2011

"An impressive framework for the full-tilt multimedia treatment that, one hopes, will surely follow. Gadget freak and tinkerer Neal Cassady would have dug it."
The Beat Generation's enduring classic dons new high-tech clothes in this excellent digital treatment. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR JACK KEROUAC by Barbara Shoup
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Ultimately though, a book whose title references Kerouac but lacks outrageous escapades may have difficulty finding its audience. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Quiet contemplation reigns when recent high school graduate Paul uses a road-trip search for Jack Kerouac as a possible escape from the pressures of 1964 suburbia. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC IS PREGNANT by Aurelie Sheehan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1994

"These few flaws aside, we look forward to what this sardonic craftsman will next leave unsaid."
Feminists and bored housewives take note: Sheehan's inaugural volume makes Desperately Seeking Susan seem conservative and predictable. Read full book review >

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JACK KEROUAC AND ALLEN GINSBERG by Bill Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2010

"Stay tuned as the long, strange trip unfolds."
It seems fitting, somehow, that the correspondence of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, literary rebels and scourges of convention, should begin with a prison postmark. 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 >

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PIC by Jack Kerouac
Released: Sept. 1, 1971

"For old times' sake."
This will be a sad last sentimental trek for those who remember Kerouac as their generation's oracular road guide. 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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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 >