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Jack Kerouac

Clark, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0151459320 / ISBN 13: 9780151459322
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1984
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 254 p. Audience: General/trade. This is a larger format hardcover book. There is a fine pencil drawing of "Kerouac At Work" drawn and signed by Tom Clark. (This is an exquisite rendering of Kerouac typing. Full endpaper size drawing}. On the flyleaf there is a hand written poem entitled "Poem For Jack Kerouac In California" written and signed by Tom Clark. Poem is 13 lines long. On the title page there is a dated inscription to a well-known Seattle book dealer signed by Tom Clark. So, three signatures, a piece of original art and a hand written poem all in one book. Truly a one of a kind book. A highly collectible Tom Clark book. Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Boards show light wear to top and bottom edges. Dust jacket has light wear along upper and lower edges with very slight chips. First Edition. First Print. HBJ Album Biographies. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000385

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Title: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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All the components of the Jack Kerouac legend are here: the excesses of alcohol and drugs; the soul-searching; the characters - Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Lucien Carr, John Clellon Holmes and William Burroughs, Jack's mother, Gabrielle, and the other women in Kerouac's life. There is also a record of the travels that became the basis for On the Road and Visions of Cody, the death-shrouded childhood that became Mexico City Blues and Tristessa, and the stupor of fame that weighed on him as he tried to articulate his torments in Big Sur.

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