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Literary Fiction

Vanity of Duluoz: An Adventurous Education, 1935-46

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(61 reviews)

Written in 1967 from the vantage point of the psychedelic sixties, Vanity of Duluoz is a fascinating portrait of the artist as a young man Originally subtitled "An Adventurous Education, 1935-1946," Vanity of Duluoz... See More

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Family Life

The Town and the City: A Novel (Harvest Book)

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(144 reviews)

A quintessential American family is pulled apart by war and the rapidly changing tides of society in Jack Kerouac's captivating first novel Published seven years before his iconic On the Road, Jack Kerouac's debut novel... See More

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Poetry

Scattered Poems

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(108 reviews)

Just as he upended the conventions of the novel with On the Road, Jack Kerouac revolutionized American poetry in this ingenious collection Bringing together selections from literary journals and his private notebooks, Jack... See More

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Essays & Correspondence

Good Blonde & Others

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(19 reviews)

Beat Generation great Jack Kerouac traverses the vast landscape of American counterculture in this raucous and insightful collection In these collected articles, essays, and wild autobiographical tales, Jack Kerouac... See More

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Literary Fiction

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

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(368 reviews)

In the summer of 1944, a shocking murder rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, both still unknown, we inspired by the crime to collaborate on a novel, a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York... See More

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Poetry

Mexico City Blues: 242 Choruses

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(119 reviews)

One of the renowned Beat writer's most formally inventive books, Mexico City Blues is Jack Kerouac's essential work of lyric verse, now reissued following his centenary celebration Written between 1954 and 1957, and... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Visions of Cody

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(127 reviews)

"What I'm beginning to discover now is something beyond the novel and beyond the arbitrary confines of the story... I'm making myself seek to find the wild form, that can grow with my wild heart... because now I know MY... See More

$13.99 Price verified one day ago
Literature & Fiction

Maggie Cassidy (Annotated)

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(15 reviews)

In Jack Kerouac's teenage years his friends gave him a nickname that was prescient and stuck with him throughout his life -- Memory Babe. Kerouac was able to conjure up scenes from his childhood and adolescence that... See More

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Poetry

The Scripture of the Golden Eternity

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(99 reviews)

Poetic meditations on joy, consciousness, and becoming one with the infinite universe from the author of On the Road During an unexplained fainting spell, Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac experienced a flash of... See More

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Old Angel Midnight

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(30 reviews)

A sensory narrative poem capturing the rhythms of the universe and secrets of the subconscious with stunning linguistic dexterity from the author of On the Road A spontaneous writing project in the form of an extended... See More

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Classics

Visions of Gerard: A Novel

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(72 reviews)

"[A] pleasant and underrated surprise... [Visions of Gerard] has a winning simplicity and sweetness." -- The Washington Post The first book in Kerouac's Duluoz Legend, a novella detailing the writer's early life as... See More

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Classics

Tristessa

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(164 reviews)

Based on Jack Kerouac's own real-life love affair in Mexico City, this is the story of a man's ill-fated relationship with a woman he portrays with tenderness and dignity, even as her life spirals out of control "Each book... See More

$5.99 Price verified 20 hours ago
Biographies & Memoirs

Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

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(102 reviews)

Though raised Catholic, in the early 1950s Jack Kerouac became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that would have a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and their expression in his writing from Mexico City Blues... See More

$14.99 Price verified one day ago
United States

Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

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(59 reviews)

The first collection of letters between the two leading figures of the Beat movement Writers and cultural icons Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg are the most celebrated names of the Beat Generation, linked together not... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Big Sur (Penguin Ink)

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(851 reviews)

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Anthony Edwards, and Radha Mitchell "Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals... See More

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The Haunted Life: and Other Writings

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(23 reviews)

1944 was a troubled and momentous year for Jack Kerouac. In March, his close friend and literary confidant, Sebastian Sampas, lost his life on the Anzio beachhead while serving as a US Army medic. That spring -- still... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Tristessa (Annotated)

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(19 reviews)

In 1955 novelist Jack Kerouac detoured from his cross-country American travels to Mexico City where a group of junkie expatriates he had known from the New York City post-War scene had gone for the cheap and plentiful supply... See More

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Literary Fiction

Maggie Cassidy

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(117 reviews)

From the bard of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac's Maggie Cassidy is a profoundly moving, autobiographical novel of adolescence and first love One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s... See More

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United States

Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings

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(26 reviews)

Before Jack Kerouac expressed the spirit of a generation in his 1957 classic, On the Road, he spent years figuring out how he wanted to live and, above all, learning how to write. Atop an Underwood brings together more than... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Book of Sketches (Penguin Poets)

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(57 reviews)

In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered around America, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or "sketches" as he called them, on small notebooks that he kept in his shirt pockets. The poems recount his travels -- New... See More

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Poetry

Book of Blues (Penguin Poets)

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(31 reviews)

Best known for his "Legend of Duluoz" novels, including On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac is also an important poet. In these eight extended poems, Kerouac writes from the heart of experience in the music of... See More

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Poetry

Book of Haikus (Penguin Poets)

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(155 reviews)

Highlighting a lesser-known aspect of one of America's most influential authors, this new collection displays Jack Kerouac's interest in and mastery of haiku. Experimenting with this compact poetic genre throughout his... See More

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Biographies & Memoirs

The Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel

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(58 reviews)

In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the 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... See More

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Satori in Paris (Kerouac, Jack)

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(79 reviews)

From the renowned Beat writer, Kerouac's colorful and meandering search for his family history, now reissued following his centenary celebration Satori in Paris is the semi-autobiographical tale of Jack Kerouac's trip to... See More

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Classics

Lonesome Traveler (Kerouac, Jack)

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(163 reviews)

In his first frankly autobiographical work, Jack Kerouac tells the exhilarating story fo the years when he was writing th books that captivated and infuriated the public, restless years of wandering during which he worked as... See More

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Literature & Fiction

Subterraneans (Kerouac, Jack)

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(220 reviews)

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... See More

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Classics

Big Sur (Annotated)

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(17 reviews)

Description of Big Sur Jack Kerouac shot to literary fame in 1957 with the publication of his iconic book of the Beat Generation, On the Road. Kerouac was termed "King of the Beats," a mantle he was entirely uncomfortable... See More

$5.99 Price verified one day ago
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