Kerouac's Town. Barry Gifford, Jack Kerouac.
Kerouac's Town

Kerouac's Town

ISBN: 0916870073
Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Company, 1977. First Revised, Expanded Edition Thus. Softcover. "No matter where Jack went he always knew he'd return to Lowell, the town he hated and loved, that he felt secure in, the one place he could never really leave-" (from "Part Three: A Note on Kerouac's City," pg. 59) This is the chronicle by Barry Gifford of his visit to Lowell, Massachusetts, the birthplace & hometown of Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, exactly two years after his tragic & untimely death. Originally published by Capra Press in 1973, this is the "Revised, expanded edition including 'A visit with Stella Kerouac' and 'A Note on Kerouac's City' with a new selection of photographs by Marshall Clements." (front cover) The wonderful text & photos guide us to the childhood & youthful experiences that Kerouac immortalized in his works. The new material, especially Gifford's interview-visit with Jack's widow Stella Sampas Kerouac, greatly enriches this small, slim but essential volume. Small-format softcover original. The next year, Gifford would publish Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac, the now-classic work he co-authored with Lawrence Lee. A most important & desirable Kerouac collectible, in very fine condition with only light rubbing, sunning & browning to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few miniscule bumps at edges & corners of same; mild rubbing, browning & occasional tiny spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine, substantially all but pristine. Very Fine. [Item #3451]

Price: $40.00