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The Portable Jack Kerouac

Kerouac, Jack; Ann Charters, editor

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ISBN 10: 067084957X / ISBN 13: 9780670849574
Published by Viking Press, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is As New and in gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Unpriced dust jacket is fresh and bright. 8vo. 624 pp. plus acknowledgments. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 84499

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Title: The Portable Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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A collection of excerpts from Kerouac's "Legend of Duluoz" offers a chronological tour of his life and includes Visions of Gerard, Doctor Sax, Vanity of Duluoz, On the Road, Visions of Cody, Tristessa, and The Dharma Bums. 15,000 first printing. Tour.

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Jack Kerouac produced a substantial body of writings in his mercurial career. His drug- and alcohol-inspired furious bursts on the typewriter created energetic and exciting prose, chronicling his experiences and impressions of the untapped restlessness of America in the 1950s. On the Road is certainly his most recognized and influential work, but among his other efforts are books and stories that range from inspired beauty and to sad desperation. Ann Charters, who wrote the first Kerouac biography in 1973 and worked with him in preparing his first bibliography, has assembled here a first-rate sample of some of his better work. The collection is a perfect way to sample Kerouac and necessary for those looking past On the Road.

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