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  • Beat

    By Christopher Felver

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780867196719
    • Publisher: Last Gasp
    • Published: May 2007
  • Beat Generation

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781560258940
    • Publisher: THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
    • Published: October 2006
    Beat Generation is a play about tension, about friendship, and about karma ? what it is and how you get it. It begins one fine morning with a few friends, honest laborers some of them, some close to being down-and-out, passing around a bottle of wine. It ends with a kind of satori-like reaffirmation of the power of friendship, of doing good through not doing, and the intrinsic worth of the throw-away little exchanges that make up our lives.Written in 1957, the same year that On the Road was first published, and set in 1953, Beat Generation portrays an authentic and alternate 1950s America. Kerouac's characters are working-class men and women ? a step away from vagrants, but not a big step. Their dialogue positively sings, suggesting jazz riffs in their rhythm and content, and Kerouac, like a master composer, arranges it to magical effect. Here is the heart and soul of the beat mentality, the zeitgeist that blossomed over the decades and eventually culminated in the counter-culture of 1960s America. It's a spirit that still lives.
  • Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143119548
    • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
    • Published: June 2011
    This volume of correspondence between the two most celebrated members of the Beat Generation documents their process of creation as well as the unfolding of their remarkable friendship, one which was filled with immense pathos and spiritual depth. Through this exchange, Kerouac and Ginsberg emerge first and foremost as writers of artistic passion, innovation, and genius. From their initial encounter in 1944 until Kerouac’s untimely death in 1969, the letters – two-thirds of which have never been published before – speak of the endless struggle, anguish, hard work, and sacrifice involved in giving form to their literary visions. Index. 500p.
  • Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1957-1969

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670861903
    • Publisher: Viking Press
    • Published: November 1999
    This volume of correspondence begins in the year that saw the publication of On The Road, a book that altered the American literary landscape the way Catcher in the Rye did before it, and Lolita and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest would, later on. It ends one day before Kerouac's death in 1969 at the age of forty-seven. In letters to friends, confidants and editors - from Allen Ginsberg, Gary Synder, Malcolm Cowley, Joyce Johnson, Philip Whalen, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, among others - Kerouac's writing life is traceable, documenting as well his travels, love affairs, and complicated family life. An unparalleled and immense trove. 514p.
  • Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1957-1969

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140296150
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2000
    This second and final volume comprises letters written between 1957, the year On The Road was published, and the day before Kerouac's death in 1969 at age forty-seven. Friends, confidants and editors - among them AllenGinsberg, William Burroughs, Philip Whalen, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joyce Johnson, and Malcolm Cowley appear in this candid correspondence which documents his life and travels, love affairs, and complicated family matters.576p. Pap.
  • Kerouac: Road Novels 1957-1960 : On the Road, the Dharma Bums, the Subterraneans, Tristessa, Lonesome Traveler

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781598530124
    • Publisher: Library of America
    • Published: September 2007
    Sadly, Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend will never be fully realized as a continuous body of work tying together Kerouac's life. However, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Road,' readers will find newfound appreciation for Keuroac's ambition with this republication of six of Kerouac's indelible works: 'On the Road,' 'The Dharma Bums,' 'The Subterraneans,' 'Tristessa,' 'Lonesome Traveler,' and a select of his journals. A raucous, exuberant, and often wildely humorous account of a one-of-a-kind journey through America and Mexico.
  • Satori in Paris and Pic

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780802130617
    • Publisher: Grove Press
    • Published: January 1994
    The former is a rollicking autobiographical saga in which a footloose American of French-Canadian parentage embarks on a jetage odyssey to France to seek the origins of his surname; the latter, Kerouac's last novel, set in1948, is narrated in the dialect of rural North Carolina by a 10-year-old black youth, who tells of his adventures in NYC and 'on the road.' 238p. Pap.
  • Selected Letters, 1940-1956

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781499053951
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: March 1995
  • The Haunted Life: and Other Writings

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306823657
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: October 2015
  • The Portable Jack Kerouac

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143105060
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 2007
    A special edition honoring the fiftieth anniversary of On the Road presents selections from Jack Kerouac's landmark novels, poetry, letters, criticism, autobiographical writings, and essays. Reissue. 25,000 first printing.
  • The Sea Is My Brother

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306821257
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: March 2012
    In the spring of 1943, not long after his first tour as a Merchant marine, twenty-one-year-old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. He titled it The Sea Is My Brother, and described it as a novel about “man’s simple revolt from society as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies.” Now, nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insights into the early life and development of this American literary icon. Written seven years before The Town and the City officially launched his writing career in 1950, The Sea Is My Brother marks a pivotal point in which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. 216p.
  • The Town and the City

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156907903
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: October 1970
    This compelling first novel that brought Jack Kerouac comparison with Thomas Wolfe draws on its author's onw New England mill-town boyhood to create the Martin family, whose five sons and three daughters are each endowed with an energy and vision of life that drives the narrative from the early part of the century to the years following World War II. It is, however, young Peter who remains a solitary figure, awed by the changing world he alone sees before him. Seven years after the publication of THE TOWN AND THE COUNTRY, Kerouac would stun the literary world with his Beat generation tour de force, On the Road. THE TOWN AND THE COUNTRY remains the indelible prelude to Kerouac's 'personal saga' oeuvre. 500p. Pap.
  • The Unknown Kerouac: Rare, Unpublished & Newly Translated Writings

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781598534986
    • Publisher: Library of America
    • Published: September 2016
  • Visions of Cody

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140179071
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: August 1993
    "What I'm beginning to discover now is something beyond the novel and beyond the arbitrary confines of the story. . . . I'm making myself seek to find the wild form, that can grow with my wild heart . . . because now I know MY HEART DOES GROW." ?Jack Kerouac, in a letter to John Clellon Holmes Written in 1951-52, Visions of Cody was an underground legend by the time it was finally published in 1972. Writing in a radical, experimental form ("the New Journalism fifteen years early," as Dennis McNally noted in Desolate Angel), Kerouac created the ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady during the late forties, which he captured in different form in On the Road. Here are the members of the Beat Generatoin as they were in the years before any label had been affixed to them. Here is the postwar America that Kerouac knew so well and celebrated so magnificently. His ecstatic sense of superabundant reality is informed by the knowledge of mortality: "I'm writing this book because we're all going to die. . . . My heart broke in the general despair and opened up inward to the Lord, I made a supplication in this dream." "The most sincere and holy writing I know of our age." ?Allen Ginsberg
  • Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

    By Jack Kerouac

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143116011
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2009
    Traces Prince Siddhartha Gotama's lifelong search for enlightenment and his encounters with the natures of life, wisdom, and suffering.

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