Jack's Book An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac eBook

Here in what has become a classic of its kind since its publication in 1978 is the fascinating story of Jack Kerouac King of the Beats and American literary legend recorded through the voices of his friends and lovers Authors Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee retraced Kerouac's life at home and on the road and talked with the prophets musicians poets socialites and working people who knew Jack Kerouac Some are famous like Allen Ginsberg Gore Vidal William Burroughs Gary Snyder among others and some are not like Jack's boyhood buddies his lovers and his barroom companions All however have contributed to a remarkably vibrant riveting portrait of a life We see Jack at Columbia University and on the scene of Greenwich Village speeding across the tarmac of America with Neal Cassidy Dan Moriarty in Kerouac's classic novel On the Road at home with his possessive mother in California drinking wine and talking Buddhism and finally in Florida where his life ends tragically at forty seven years old Jack's Book like Kerouac's novels makes a unique contribution to our understanding of a man and a generation that shaped the dreams and visions of those who followed

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