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Kerouac, Jack 1922-1969

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On the road by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
372 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 10,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy
On the road by Jack Kerouac ( Recording )
97 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy
The Dharma bums by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
146 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two ebullient young men are engaged in a passionate search for dharma, or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude, a lesson that has a hard time surviving their forays into the pagan groves of San Francisco's Bohemia with its marathon wine-drinking bouts, poetry jam sessions, experiments in "yabyum," and similar nonascetic pastimes
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
138 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coming down from his carefree youth and unwanted fame, Jack Kerouac undertakes a mature confrontation of some of his most troubling emotional issues: a burgeoning problem with alcoholism, addiction, fear, and insecurity. He dutifully records his ever-changing states of consciousness, which culminate in a powerful religious experience. Big Sur was written some time after Jack Kerouac's best-known works, following a visit to northern California and the first feelings of midlife crisis. Kerouac stayed for several weeks in a cabin in Big Sur, California, and with friends in San Francisco. Upon returning home, he wrote this account in a two-week period. Critic Richard Meltzer referred to Big Sur as Kerouac's 'masterpiece, and one of the great, great works of the English language.'
The subterraneans by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
93 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leo Percepied, a writer and victim of alcohol and dope, realizes he can't live without Mardou, a Negro girl ten years younger than he
The portable Jack Kerouac by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collection includes excerpts, chronologically arranged, from novels which make up the Legend of Duluoz. Kerouac appears as a child in Doctor Sax, as a teenager in Maggie Cassidy, as a young man in On the Road, as a road-wary traveler in Tristessa, as a committed seeker of truth in the Dharma Bums, and as a man at the end of the road in Satori in Paris
Desolation angels by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
96 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After spending months as a fire lookout on a remote mountain, Jack Duluoz returns to his life in San Francisco and discovers how his isolation has affected his life
Doctor Sax : Faust part three by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
67 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up in the factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts, is haunted throughout his adolescence by Dr. Sax, a cryptic, hipster phantom
Road novels, 1957-1960 by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collector's edition of five works by the late Beat Generation classic writer combines the eminent "On the Road" with the novels, "The Dharma Bums," "The Subterraneans," "Tristessa," and "Lonesome Traveler."
The town & the city by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
68 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the New England town, a family including three daughters and five sons, each endowed with an energy and vision of life, drives the narrative from the early part of the century to the years following World War II
Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
41 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kerouac's ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady
On the road : the original scroll by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the previously unpublished original scroll edition of Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" which Kerouac wrote over a three-week period in 1951 on eight sheets of tracing paper that he taped together to form a 120-foot scroll, and includes the real names of the friends that inspired the book's storyline
Maggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
98 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks by William S Burroughs ( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"And The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is an engaging, fast-paced read that shows the two authors' developing styles. It is also an incomparable artifact, a legendary novel from the dawn of the Beat movement by two hugely influential writers."--Jacket
Vanity of Duluoz : an adventurous education, 1935-46 by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
47 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vanity of Duluoz is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's lifework, the series of autobiographical novels he referred to as The Legend of Duluoz. With the same tender humor and intoxicating wordplay he brought to his masterpieces On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Kerouac takes his alter ego from the football fields of small-town New England to the playing fields and classrooms of Horace Mann and Columbia, out to sea on a merchant freighter plying the sub-infested waters of the North Atlantic during World War II, and back to New York, where his friends are the writers who would one day become known as the Beat generation and where he publishes his first novel
The Americans by Robert Frank ( Book )
41 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In 1958, the first edition of Robert Frank's The Americans was published in Paris. Les Americains contained Frank's 83 photographs in the same sequence as all subsequent editions, with the image on the right hand page, but juxtaposed with historical texts about American society and politics, gathered by Alain Bosquet. The following year, in the first American edition, the French texts were removed and an introduction by Jack Kerouac was added. Over the subsequent 50 years, The Americans has been republished in many editions, in numerous languages, with a variety of cover designs and even in a range of sizes. It is the most famous photography book ever published, and it changed the face of the medium forever. Robert Frank discussed with his publisher, Gerhard Steidl, the idea of producing a new edition using modern scanning and the finest tritone printing. The starting point was to bring original prints from New York to Gottingen, Germany, where Steidl is based. In July 2007, Frank visited Gottingen. A new format for the book was worked out and new typography selected. A new cover was designed and Frank chose the book cloth, foil for embossing and the endpaper. Most significantly, as he has done for every edition of The Americans, Frank changed the cropping of many of the photographs, usually including more information. Two images were changed completely from the original 1958 and 1959 editions
Atop an Underwood : early stories and other writings by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of early stories by the poet of the Beat generation. Topics range from his time in Columbia University, from which he was expelled, to an excerpt from a novel which is based on his service in the merchant marine
Mexico City blues by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
61 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of poems deals with music, life, religion, literature, dreams and mortality
Visions of Gerard by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
38 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Unique among Jack Kerouac's novels, Visions of Gerard focuses on the scenes and sensations of childhood--the wisdom, anguish, intensity, innocence, evil, insight, suffering, delight, and shock--as they were revealed in the short tragic-happy life of his saintly brother, Gerard. Set in Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, it is an unsettling, beautiful, and sad exploration of the meaning and precariousness of existence."--P. 4 of cover
The sea is my brother by Jack Kerouac ( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the spring of 1943, not long after his first tour as a Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year-old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled it The Sea Is My Brother, and described it as a novel about "man's simple revolt from society as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies." Now, nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon. Written seven years before The Town and The City officially launched his writing career in 1950, The Sea Is My Brother marks a pivotal point in which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. A clear precursor to such landmark works as On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Big Sur, it is an important formative work that bears all the hallmarks of classic Kerouac: the search for spiritual meaning in a materialistic world, spontaneous travel as the true road to freedom, late nights in bars and apartments engaged in intense conversation, the desperate urge to escape from society, and the strange, terrible beauty of loneliness"--Dust jacket flap, p. [2]
 
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Chia-lo-kʻo, Chieh-kʻo 1922-1969
Kailuyake, Jieke 1922-1969
Kerouac, Jack
Kerouac, Jack 1922-1969
Kerouac, Jack Jean Louis.
Kerouac, Jean-Louis 1922-1969
Kérouac, Jean Louis Lebris de.
Kérouac, Jean Louis Lebris de 1922-1969
Kerouac , John
Kerouac, John 1922-1969
Kerouak, Tzak.
Keruak, Dz︠h︡ek 1922-1969
Ḳeruʼaḳ, G'eḳ 1922-1969
Keruaks, Džeks 1922-1969
Kiuwāk, Ǧāk
Lebris de Kerouac, Jean-Louis
Lebris de Kérouac, Jean Louis 1922-1969
Paradise, Sal 1922-1969
Керуак, Джек 1922-1969
קרואק, ג׳ק 1922־1969
ケラワック, J
ケルアック, ジャック
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