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Jack's Book  free pdf The classic and 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 him. Some are famous (Allen Ginsberg, Gore Vidal, William Burroughs)- some are not (Jack s boyhood buddies, his lovers, his barroom companions). All 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. "

About Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is a celebrated writer whose novels have been translated into twenty-five languages. He has received awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Writers Guild of America, and his novel "Wild atHeart" was turned into a film by David Lynch. Lawrence Lee was a Peabody Award-winning San Francisco journalist who also co-wrote, with Gifford, the brilliant and brilliantly-received "Saroyan: A Biography." He died in 1990.

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Author : Barry Gifford
Publisher : Audiogo
Data Published : 13 November 2012
ISBN : 1620640570
EAN : 9781620640579
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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