Visions of Gerard (Paperback)

Author: Kerouac, Jack

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*Author: Kerouac, Jack *Publication Date: 1991/05/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780140144529
SKU 30015127
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0140144528
Release Date 5/1/1991
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.5T
Author Info
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Lebrid de Kerouac in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was raised a Catholic and spoke only French until he was five or six years old. He began to write when he was very young, publishing his own sports newspaper for his friends. After attending the Horace Mann School for Boys in New York City (where he was a scholarship student and a football star) and Columbia University (through sophomore year), Kerouac worked as a railroad brakeman and a fire lookout, and later joined the Merchant Marines and then the Navy. He married three times and had a daughter, Janet Michelle, also a writer. In three weeks, in his West 20th Street apartment, he wrote ON THE ROAD, his best-known novel, on rolls of Teletype paper pasted together; however, contrary to myth, the novel was the result of extensive previous planning and drafts. Kerouac is most famous as the chief figure among the writers known as the Beat Generation. His writing sparked heated debate among critics, some decrying his sloppy prose and lack of cohesive plot, others praising his verbal spontaneity and exuberance. Kerouac died of alcoholism at the age of 47.
Jack Kerouac--born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac in Lowell, Massachusetts, and raised a devout Catholic--spoke only French until he was five or six years old. He began to write when he was very young, publishing his own sports newspaper for his friends. After attending the Horace Mann School for Boys in New York City (where he was a scholarship student and a football star) and Columbia University (through sophomore year), Kerouac worked as a railroad brakeman and a fire lookout, and later joined the Merchant Marines and then the Navy. He married three times and had a daughter, Janet Michelle, also a writer. In three weeks, in his West 20th Street apartment, he wrote ON THE ROAD, his best-known novel, on rolls of Teletype paper pasted together; however, contrary to myth, the novel was the result of extensive previous planning and drafts. Kerouac is most famous as the chief figure among the writers known as the Beat Generation. His writing sparked heated debate among critics, some decrying his sloppy prose and lack of cohesive plot, others praising his verbal spontaneity and exuberance. Kerouac died of alcoholism at the age of 47.
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"Occasionally, language does skitter out of control...but those passages of torrential typing, which Mr. Kerouac once mistook for genuine writing, have become much rarer now. More imporant still, by returning to his own soil and antecedents, and in a French Catholic context rather than in the borrowed framework of Oriental religion, Mr. Kerouac makes the figure of the saint more understandable....In old Duluoz, father of the family, Mr. Kerouac has created his first solidly mature character."
From the Publisher
Annotation Another novel-as-autobiography, in which Jean Duluoz relates the story of his brother Gerard, who died as a nine-year-old when Jean was four.
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Number of Pages 0144
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