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Kerouac

Charters, Ann [SIGNED]

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ISBN 10: 0879320559 / ISBN 13: 9780879320553
Published by Straight Arrow Books, 1973
Condition: Good+ Hardcover
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Signed by Author Signed by Author Good Plus/Good Plus condition, signed by author in blue ink on title page, dust jacket in protective plastic cover shows edgewear, dj NOT price-clipped, binding, tight, former owner's name on first page (Rod Sless, related to musician?), a light amount of underlining and marginalia in text, edges soiled, pages clean, age toning light and uniform if present, 418 pages, with jacket blurb from Ginsberg. Bookseller Inventory # 24316

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Title: Kerouac

Publisher: Straight Arrow Books

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: Stated First Printing

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Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called 'the legend of Duluoz.' Nearly all of his books have been in print internationally since his death in 1969, and his writing has been discovered and enjoyed by new readers throughout the world. Kerouac's view of the promise of America, the seductive and lovely vision of the beckoning open spaces of our continent, has never been expressed better by subsequent writers, perhaps because Kerouac was our last writer to believe in America's promise--and essential innocence--as the legacy he would explore in his autobiographical fiction.

About the Author:

Ann Charters received her B.A. at Berkeley and her Ph.D. at Columbia. She first met Kerouac at a poetry reading in Berkeley in 1956, and compiled a comprehensive bibliography of his work in 1967. A professor of English at the University of Connecticut, she is also the editor of Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac and the Portable Kerouac Reader, and the author of Beats and Company: Portrait of a Literary Generation.

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