The Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac: A Study of the Fiction. Regina Weinreich, Jack Kerouac.
The Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac: A Study of the Fiction
The Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac: A Study of the Fiction

The Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac: A Study of the Fiction

ISBN: 1557782857
New York, NY: Paragon House, 1990. First Softcover Edition (First Edition Thus). Softcover. "While a legend has developed about the man Jack Kerouac, there has not been a thorough study of what he wrote. Regina Weinreich is the first to explore Kerouac's place in American literature by establishing the total design of his work. She contends that Kerouac wrote with this 'grand design" in mind, that he thought of his works as '"one vast book," a "Divine Comedy of Buddha," he called The Legend of Duluoz." (from back cover) A pioneering critical study of the works of Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, by Regina Weinreich, the acclaimed literary scholar, journalist & film-writer who is our esteemed colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu). Among the distinguished writers of laudatory blurbs on back cover is none other than William S. Burroughs himself, who writes: "Regina Weinreich draws together the threads of artistic influences that ultimately define Jack's writing more than any 'Beat Credo' or other input from Allen Ginsberg, myself, and other associates." First published three years earlier (1987) by the Southern Illinois University Press, this is the first softcover edition with a new Foreword by Weinreich, therefore a first edition thus. Trade-format softcover, "First paperback edition, 1990" as stated on copyright page. A now-classic work of Kerouac critical scholarship; an essential collectible. In very fine condition with only very mild rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; light rubbing, sparse spotting & scratching to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4104]

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