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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.
Jack Kerouac's short novel, "Visions of Gerard" tells the story of the death of Kerouac's beloved older brother Gerard (b. 1917) in 1926. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robin Friedman
If Jack Kerouac's older brother Gerard had lived (he died in 1926 at age 9), he might have grown up to be St. Francis. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Buzalka
Good book and vibe from the mind of Ti Jean
His writing lets the mind explore. Great book of a child's mind through Gerard's short saint like life
JK creates a new form of literature here. It's a cross between a memoir about his older brother Gerard--indeed mostly a memoir--with a little something else, because in a actual... Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by Chuck Taylor
VISIONS OF GERARD, in my opinion (no one else's), is Jack Krouac's best. It is written with such love and loss that one would think he never spent all of that time chasing tail... Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by David A. Messick
I have just started reading (in order) the fourteen books of the Duluoz Legend. I think readers in general need to keep in mind that Jack Kerouac's saga was not meant to be read... Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by O. A. Ruscaba
Maybe Capote just read Visions of Gerard. I like to think that his comment about Kerouac merely typing instead of actually writing couldn't be directed towards On the Road or Big... Read morePublished on April 6, 2009 by Ryan Werner
Kerouac is often hit or miss. This book is a double bull. Its sad, beautiful... The affect that his older brother's young death had on Jack is moving. Read morePublished on July 22, 2007 by Zelie Nic