Viking Press, 2007. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. 8vo, black quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over beige boards, learned notes by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis, and Joshua Kupetz, Mylar-protected lettered dust jacket (unclipped) depicting part of the original typescript, 408 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3112
Jack Kerouac (1922 – 1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent.
Kerouac was a leader of the Beat Generation and especially valued for ON THE ROAD and his impressionistic prose. The famous book was originally written on a toilet roll, which is transcribed herein.
Kerouac's works explore emotively rich and spiritual topics such as Buddhism, the Catholic values in which he was raised, drugs and associated poverty; promiscuity, jazz, and roaming. A leader of the New York & California scene with William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, he became an underground celebrity and progenitor of the Hippie movement. At age 47, he died from the effects of alcoholism. Since his death, Kerouac's literary prestige has grown, and several of his previously unseen works have been published that often have Buddhist meditative and poetic qualities.--adapting Wikipedia
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