"Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight.
"This entire short novel Tristessa's a narrative meditation studying a hen, a rooster, a dove, a cat, a chihuaha dog, family meat, and a ravishing, ravished junky lady, first in their crowded bedroom, then out to drunken streets, taco stands, & pads at dawn in Mexico City slums." —Allen Ginsberg
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Set in Mexico, this ode of platonic love to an anorexic, meth-addicted Mexican prostitute juxtaposes addiction, crime, disease, poverty, prostitution, and squalor against beauty, friendship, love, lust, and spirituality.
Ambientada en México, esta oda de amor platónico a una prostituta mexicana anoréxica y adicta a la metanfetamina yuxtapone la adicción, el crimen, la enfermedad, la pobreza, la prostitución y la miseria contra la belleza, la amistad, el amor, el deseo y la espiritualidad.About the Author:
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.
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Book Description Mcgraw-hill Inc, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070342059
Book Description Mcgraw-hill Inc, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 70342059
Book Description Mcgraw-hill Inc. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0070342059 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1028419
Book Description Mcgraw-hill Inc, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-261-95-1416001
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