Kerouac: Visions of Rocky Mount. John J. Dorfner, Jack Kerouac.
Kerouac: Visions of Rocky Mount

Kerouac: Visions of Rocky Mount

ISBN: 0934953295
Raleigh, NC: Cooper Street Publications, 1991. First Edition. Softcover. "KEROUAC...Just the name itself sounds unique. But Jack Kerouac was much more than unique. His writing, not only his taboo subject matter, but also his honest way of writing, his narrative prose style, has opened the eyes of millions of literature students all over the world...for a number of years in the 1950s...Jack Kerouac would call Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Home. This book gives us all a new look at the man the whole world watched and wanted. The man who set the pace for change...in writing, in values...in America." (from back cover) A study of Jack Kerouac's residency with his sister & her family in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, mostly before the Founding Father of the Beat Generation was catapulted to fame with the publication of On the Road. The author, John J. Dorfner, is himself a North Carolina native. With text that includes many relevant quotes from Kerouac's works preceded by extensive source notes, & many photographs of the localities that Kerouac wrote about taken by Dorfner. As he writes in his Foreword: "...this is a look at the real Jack Kerouac...the child of Lowell...the traveler who made his retreat at his sister's house in Rocky Mount/Big Easonburg Woods, North Carolina, where he'd take over the back porch and write his visions of the world...then go out and walk through the Pine Woods and Cottonfields and lecture his little nephew about the "art of kindness." " Trade-format softcover original, first edition, distributed by our good friend & mentor Jeffrey Weinberg's Water Row Press as noted on copyright page. An important & increasingly collectible contribution to Kerouac scholarship. In very fine condition with only the slightest rubbing & scratching to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; sparse, tiny spotting at upper side edge of text block. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4126]

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