The Subterraneans. Jack Kerouac.
The Subterraneans

The Subterraneans

New York, NY: Avon Books, 1959 (1958). Second Edition. Softcover. "Jack Kerouac, apostle and jazz poet of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Mass., in 1922. Kerouac, who likes to spend his time "in skid row or jazz joints or with personal poet madmen" says that he went "on the road" for six years, hopping freights, hitchhiking, working on railroads, merchant ships and writing whatever came into his head." (back cover). This second Avon edition of Kerouac's "The Subterraneans" was published in 1959 and is exemplary of the early media reception and subsequent advertisement of the Beat ethic perceived shortly after its reception as a bona-fide countercultural current. Published shortly after the original 1958 publication by Grove Press, this is the "movie tie-in" cover with the early price of thirty-five cents accompanying the red banner which states "NOW A GREAT M-G-M PICTURE." A great Beat publication from the dawn of the epoch in which these writers wrote and published. Book in near fine condition with slight shelf-wear throughout; faint chipping at same; vertical crease running along spine-edge of front cover; minor bump to top right-hand corner of same; small bump at bottom right-hand corner of same; minor rubbing to both front & back covers; small stain near left-hand corner of back cover. Near Fine. [Item #3047]

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