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Kerouac's grittiest novel... sensual and uninhibited The New York Times Stunning and vivid Sunday Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.See all Editorial Reviews
Kerouac's On the Road is a book people tend to read when they are coming of age. It is fast paced, drug fuelled, and rebellious; moreover, it is spiritual and intellectual. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Hirst
I don't prefer the style, but I could definitely appreciate it. The book becomes whole at the end, so make sure you get there.Published 2 months ago by Aries
Big Sur presents Kerouac in a sense of decline and despair. These older themes of the Beat Generation should work well today as the whole of American Society is filled with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul Meartz
Written with a true perspective of how alcoholism progresses into a dark mental disorder that feeds on fear, paranoia, emotional pain and self doubt. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Christopher Wood
After you have written a big famous book about yourself, where do you go? You go inside.
And being a big famous writer: you don't stop writing and write about... Read more
I have to admit that I bought this not being familiar with Kerouac's unusual writing style, I found it difficult to read. In fact, I didn't finish it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by B Safe
An interesting read of a time when the walls of propriety were beginning to tumble. Lots of good visual pictures of the beautiful area in and around Big Sur. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. Poppen