You're a Genius All the Time : Belief and Technique for Modern Prose (Hardcover) - Kerouac, Jack/ Weinreich, Regina (FRW)

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Kerouac''s musings on the creative process are collected together for the first time. The author entertains with sage advice, from sublime reminders to practical admonitions. 15 b&w photos.

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Publisher Chronicle Books Llc
Mfg Part# 9780811870269
SKU 211295418
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 081187026X
Release Date 8/5/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 5H x 6L x 0.25T
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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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Annotation In the 1950s, Allen Ginsberg asked his friend Jack Kerouac to write down his approach towards writing. Now collected for the first time YOU'RE A GENIUS ALL THE TIME includes Kerouac's thoughts not just on writing itself, but the state of mind and overall philosophy needed to be an artist.
Editors Note Jack Kerouac's musings on the creative process are collected together for the first time in this exquisite book. In the 1950s Allen Ginsberg asked Kerouac to formally describe his 'spontaneous prose' method, resulting in a list of maxims called Belief and Technique for Modern Prose. Kerouac entertains with sage advice, whether he's offering a sublime reminder to 'believe in the holy contour of life' or a practical admonition to 'accept loss forever.' With a foreword by Kerouac scholar Regina Weinreich and select photos from the Kerouac Estate, You're a Genius All the Time is a beautiful and intimate work of inspiration.
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