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Big Sur

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A humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a superior novelist who had the strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished - others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets & recognize hero Dean Moriarty ten years after "On the Road"
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9780143119234
9780070342408
9780143126416
9781101548813
9780140168129
9781481548021
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Full title big sur
Author kerouac jack
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author Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
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"Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight.

"Big Sur's humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a suerior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished—others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets & recognize hero Dean Moriarty ten years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." —Allen Ginsberg

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subject_facet Alcoholic psychoses -- Fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Beat generation -- Fiction
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