The classic retelling of Kerouac's last big road trip. Kerouac's candid and definitive insider's record of the key figures and events surrounding the Beat Generation, 'Desolation Angels' had gained a reputation as an underground classic long before publication in 1964. Told through the character of Kerouac's fictional alter ego, Jack Duluoz, the novel follows the story of his last legendary road trip, accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat counterparts, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs. From California to Mexico and on to opium-ridden Tangiers, Kerouac chronicles the frenetic parties, the drink and the drugs, the poetry and the mountain vigils with unsurpassable energy.
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Jack Kerouac was born in 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the youngest of three children in a French-Canadian family. Having left college, he joined the merchant marines and began the restless wanderings that were to continue for the greater part of his life. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. On the Road, although written in 1951 (in a few hectic days on a scroll of newsprint), was not published until 1957 -- it made him one of the most controversial and best-known writers of his time. Publication of his many other books, among them The Subterraneans, Doctor Sax and Desolation Angels, followed. Jack Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of forty-seven.Review :
'One of the most true, comic and grizzly journeys in American literature.' Time 'The Beats drug, hop freight trains, live on the road and contemplate Buddha. A nerve-jangling, sometimes sentimental, always sincere and funny book.' Sunday Times 'A beatific glow turns Ginsberg into a great poet, not a hairy rhymester selling his Vaseline jars as fake holy relics. Burroughs becomes an all-American folk hero, swinging and swaggering down the Calle Larache, rebuking his companions for walking too slow. All in a prose-poetry out of Whitman and Wolfe and Dylan Thomas.' Observer
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Description du livre Flamingo, 1995. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110586089071
Description du livre Flamingo, 1995. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0586089071