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Kerouac, Jack 1922-1969

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On the road by Jack Kerouac( Book )

691 editions published between 1955 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 12,101 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 )

265 editions published between 1950 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 3,832 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
On the road by Jack Kerouac( Recording )

150 editions published between 1955 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dena Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy."
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac( Book )

197 editions published between 1922 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,396 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 town & the city by Jack Kerouac( Book )

86 editions published between 1950 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,926 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
The subterraneans by Jack Kerouac( Book )

130 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written over the course of three days and three nights, The Subterraneans was generated out of the same kind of ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classics, On The Road. Centering around the tempestuous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox'two denizens of the 1950s San Francisco underground'The Subterraneans is a tale of dark alleys and smoky rooms, of artists, visionaries, and adventurers existing outside mainstream America's field of vision
The portable Jack Kerouac by Jack Kerouac( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,655 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
Un Homme grand : Jack Kerouac at the crossroads of many cultures = Un Homme grand : Jack Kérouac à la confluence des cultures( )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Americans by Robert Frank( Book )

83 editions published between 1959 and 2019 in English and held by 1,565 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
Road novels, 1957-1960 by Jack Kerouac( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 1,519 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."
Doctor Sax : Faust part three by Jack Kerouac( Book )

82 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,440 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
Maggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac( Book )

118 editions published between 1959 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town
Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac( Book )

61 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerouac's ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady
Scattered poems by Jack Kerouac( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spontaneous, direct, and concrete verses, the author confesses his joy in poetry and life
Lonesome traveler by Jack Kerouac( Book )

131 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the years when Kerouac was writing the books that captivated and infuriated the public, restless years of wandering during which he worked as a railway brakeman in California, a steward on a tramp steamer, and a fire lookout on the crest of Desolation Peak in the Cascade Mountains
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks by William S Burroughs( Book )

28 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel from the dawn of the Beat movement by two hugely influential writers shows the two authors' developing styles. On August 14, 1944, Lucien Carr, a friend of William S. Burroughs from St. Louis, stabbed a man named David Kammerer with a Boy Scout knife and threw his body in the Hudson River. For eight years, Kammerer had fawned over the younger Carr, but that night something happened: either Carr had had enough or he was forced to defend himself. The next day, his clothes stained with blood, Carr went to his friends Bill Burroughs and Jack Kerouac for help. Doing so, he involved them in the crime. A few months later, they were caught up in the crime in a different way. Something about the murder captivated the Beats, especially Kerouac and Burroughs, who decided to collaborate on a novel about the events of the previous summer. At the time, the two authors were still unknown, yet to write anything of note. Narrating alternating chapters, they pieced together a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and violence, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives. They submitted their manuscript - called And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks after an absurd line from a radio bulletin about a circus fire - to publishers, but it was rejected and confined to a filing cabinet for decades. Finally published, at long last, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks tells the story of Ramsay Allen and the object of his fixation, the charismatic, idealistic young Phillip Tourian. Phillip and his friends drink and dream in the bars and apartments of the West Village, until, with his friend Mike Ryko (Kerouac's narrator), he hatches a plan to ship out as a merchant marine. They'll catch a boat for France and jump ship, then make their way through the front to Paris
Desolation angels by Jack Kerouac( Book )

163 editions published between 1960 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of "On the Road", told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs
Vanity of Duluoz : an adventurous education, 1935-46 by Jack Kerouac( Book )

68 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 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 Scripture of the golden eternity by Jack Kerouac( Book )

49 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These classic Kerouac meditations, Zen koans and prose poems express the poet's beatific quest for peace and joy through oneness with the universe
Visions of Gerard by Jack Kerouac( Book )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,073 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."--Page 4 of cover
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
On the road
The Dharma bumsOn the roadBig SurThe town & the cityThe subterraneansThe portable Jack KerouacUn Homme grand : Jack Kerouac at the crossroads of many cultures = Un Homme grand : Jack Kérouac à la confluence des culturesThe Americans
Alternative Names
Cek Keruak

Chia-lo-kʿo, Chieh-kʿo

Chia-lo-kʻo, Chieh-kʻo 1922-1969

De Kérouac, Jean Louis Lebris

De Kérouac, Jean Louis Lebris, 1922-1969

Džeks Keruaks

Iacobus Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Jack Kerouac American writer

Jack Kerouac americký spisovateľ

Jack Kerouac Amerikaans schrijver

Jack Kerouac Amerikaanse skrywer

Jack Kerouac amerikai író

Jack Kerouac amerikansk poet och författare

Jack Kerouac amerikansk poet og skribent

Jack Kerouac ameriški pisatelj

Jack Kerouac écrivain et poète américain

Jack Kerouac escriptor estatunidenc

Jack Kerouac escritor estadounidense

Jack Kerouac estatubatuar idazlea

Jack Kerouac pisarz amerykański

Jack Kerouac scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Jack Kerouac scriitor american

Jack Kerouac scrittore e poeta statunitense

Jack Kerouac shkrimtar amerikan

Jack Kerouac skrivagner amerikan

Jack Kerouac US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Beatnik

Jack Kerouac usona verkisto

Jack Kerouac yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija ja runoilija

Jean-Louis Kerouac

Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac

Kailuyake, Jieke 1922-1969

Kerouac Jack

Kerouac, Jack Jean Louis.

Kerouac Jan

Kerouac, Jean-Louis

Kerouac, Jean-Louis 1922-1969

Kerouac, Jean-Louis Le Bris de

Kerouac, Jean-Louis Le Bris de 1922-1969

Kerouac, Jean-Louis Lebris

Kérouac, Jean-Louis Lebris de

Kérouac, Jean-Louis Lebris de, 1922-1969

Kerouac John

Kerouac, John 1922-1969

Kerouacas Jackas

Kerouak, Tzak.

Keruak, Džek

Keruak, Dz︠h︡ek

Keruak, Dz︠h︡ek 1922-1969

Ḳeruʼaḳ, G'eḳ 1922-1969

Keruakas Džekas

Keruaks, Džeks 1922-1969

Kiuwāk, Ǧāk

Kiuwāk, Ǧāk, 1922-1969

Lebrī de Keruaks, Žans-Luī, 1922-1969

Lebris de Kérouac, Jean Louis

Lebris de Kérouac, Jean-Louis, 1922-1969

Paradise, Sal 1922-1969

Ti Jean

Κερουάκ Ζαν-Λουί Λεμπρί ντε 1922-1969

Κέρουακ Τζακ 1922-1969

Τζακ Κέρουακ

Джак Керуак

Джек Керуак

Джек Керуак американський письменник

Джэк Керуак

Джэк Кэруак

Керуак Джек

Керуак, Джек 1922-1969

Керуак Ж-Л

Керуак Ж-Л 1922-1969

Керуак Жэк

Џек Керуак

Ջեք Քերուակ

ג'ק קרואק

ג'ק קרואק סופר אמריקאי

קרואק, ג׳ק 1922־1969

קרואק, ג'ק 1922-1969

جاك كيروك

جاك كيروك كاتب أمريكي

جک کرواک نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

जैक केरुयक

जैक केरुयक अमेरिकी लेखक

জেক কেৰুৱাক

แจ็ก เครูแอ็ก

ჯეკ კერუაკი

잭 케루악

케로우액, 잭 1922-1969

케루악, 잭 1922-1969

ケラワック, J.

ケルアック, ジャック

ケルアック, ジャック 1922-1969