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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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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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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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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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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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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SOME OF THE DHARMA by Jack Kerouac
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"If you're searching for real Buddhism, pick up Suzuki; if you must indulge your guilty pleasures with more Kerouac, reread On the Road."
More ersatz Buddhism from postwar America's most overrated author. Read full book review >

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VANITY OF DULUOZ by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1967

"This section, the longest and best, includes thinly disguised glimpses of Burroughs, drugs, Kerouac's first marriage, homosexuality, and murder—but all done with such boyish elan and roughhouse 'truth' that it seems an engaging Beat fantasia which might even appeal to the lady in Dubuque."
Kerouac has already passed into legend, but the legend grows dimmer with each "new" book. Read full book review >

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BIG SUR by Jack Kerouac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 1962

"Big Sur is an inverted parody, of a talent and temperament self-destroyed."
In his latest novel, Jack Kerouac, alias Jack Dulouz, awakens all "woebegone and goopy" and hungover in old Frisco. Read full book review >