"Kerouac ... defines the sensibilites of members of his own subgeneration: we knew them as wearing such guises as the Beat Generation, the Subterraneans, the Dharma Bums; now we see them as Desolation Angels, sadly pursuing their empty futilities..."
"Each book by Kerouac is unique, a telepathic discord. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later 20th century, a synthesis of Proust, Celine, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer' as his great peer William S. Burroughs says."
I was surprised by Jack's poor writing. I purchased the book for research so I'm not disappointed.Published 1 month ago by LARRY KRACKLE
Desolation Angels (1965) is Jack Kerouac's chronicle of his life in the period between the end of The Dharma Bums, when he takes a job with the forest service in summer 1956 as a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Buzalka
All of Kerouac's books are one big book strung together and many repetitions -Probably read "Big Sur " for most insight into the man.
A difficult book to read. A disappointing classic, I would not recommend Kerouac.Published 11 months ago by Gros Plan
Okay all you Kerouac buffs. I know you're gonna kill me for this; but THIS and not 'On the Road' is my favorite book of his ever. Buy it, turn to p. 122 and read that. Read morePublished 15 months ago by hunkadore