Kerouac at the "Wild Boar" & Other Skirmishes (Compiled by John Montgomery). John Montgomery, Jack Kerouac, David Amram, Ann Charters, Michael McClure, Fr. Armand "Spike" Morissette, Gerald Nicosia, Frankie Edith Kerouac Parker, Joy Walsh.
Kerouac at the "Wild Boar" & Other Skirmishes (Compiled by John Montgomery)
Kerouac at the "Wild Boar" & Other Skirmishes (Compiled by John Montgomery)

Kerouac at the "Wild Boar" & Other Skirmishes (Compiled by John Montgomery)

ISBN: 0918704065
San Anselmo, CA: Fels & Fern Press, 1986. First Trade Edition. Softcover. "Jack Kerouac gave me the idea of interindependence. We have to respect the independence of others. We all want independence, even though we are dependent on so many things and so many people. He was striving for "beatitude", the beatific existence of Saints, with complete detachment from the world, without abandoning the world. People in Lowell don't really know Kerouac, not even by name; but he will be vindicated. He is fast becoming a classic, known over the world." (Fr. Armand "Spike" Morissette, from "A Catholic's View of Kerouac," pg. 60) A fascinating compilation of memoirs, anecdotes & essays relating to the life & work of Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, by famous biographers & colleagues as well as unknown, ordinary people who knew him in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts & elsewhere. Compiled & with several contributions by John Montgomery (1919-1992), a long-time friend of Kerouac who appears (under different names as usual) in several of his works & who is mentioned in some Kerouac biographies. With essays by & interviews with musician David Amram; earliest Kerouac biographer & primary Beat scholar Ann Charters; the (recently deceased) founding Beat/ San Francisco Renaissance poet & playwright Michael McClure; Fr. Armand "Spike" Morissette, the Catholic priest in Lowell who befriended the teenage Kerouac & supported his literary ambitions; Gerald Nicosia, the author of the definitive critical biography of Kerouac, Memory Babe (& our esteemed colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu) along with Charters); Kerouac's first wife, Frankie Edith Kerouac Parker; Joy Walsh, the late founding editor of the Kerouac newsletter Moody Street Irregulars; & others. With many rare, candid images of Kerouac & co.; facsimile manuscript pages etc. Trade-format softcover in sewn binding, first trade edition, published simultaneously with a limited hardcover edition during 1986. An increasingly rare, highly rewarding Kerouac collectible. In very fine condition with just a bit of rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; small sticker with (variant from copyright page) ISBN number affixed near lower edge of back cover; very light & sparse rubbing to lower edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at mostly lower corners of some page leaves; sticker for distributor Water Row Press (the imprint of our good friend Jeffrey Weinberg) affixed to lower area of copyright page. Very Fine. [Item #4106]

Price: $45.00