Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac by Barry Gifford PDF

By Barry Gifford

ISBN-10: 014312188X

ISBN-13: 9780143121886

"A attention-grabbing literary and historic rfile, the main insightful examine the Beat Generation." —Dan Wakefield, writer of New York within the Fifties and Going the entire Way

First released in 1978, Jack's Book supplies us an intimate investigate the lifestyles and occasions of the "King of the Beats." in the course of the phrases of the shut buddies, fanatics, artists, and ingesting pals who survived him, writers Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee recount Jack Kerouac's tale, from his formative years in Lowell, Massachusetts, to his tragic result in Florida on the age of forty-seven. together with anecdotes from an eclectic checklist of recognized figures akin to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Gore Vidal, in addition to Kerouac's traditional neighbors, this groundbreaking oral biography—the first of its kind—presents us with a remarkably insightful portrait of an American legend and the spirit of a generation.

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