The Portable Jack Kerouac. Jack Kerouac.
The Portable Jack Kerouac
The Portable Jack Kerouac
The Portable Jack Kerouac
The Portable Jack Kerouac

The Portable Jack Kerouac

ISBN: 067084957X
New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. "Jack Kerouac is one of the most widely read and profoundly influential writers in the American canon. This new one-volume omnibus, planned by the author himself before his death and now completed by his biographer, Ann Charters, will make clear the scope and accomplishment of his unique multi-volume "Legend of Duluoz." As Kerouac once wrote, "The whole thing forms one enormous comedy, seen through the eyes of poor Ti Jean (me), otherwise known as Jack Duluoz, the world of raging action and folly and also of gentle sweetness seen through the keyhole of his eye."...includes significant excerpts from the novels...selections from Kerouac's poetry and experimental novels; essays on literature, Buddhism, and the Beat movement; and a selection of letters." (from front & back flaps) The definitive door-stopper anthology-reader extracted from the vast oeuvre of Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation. Edited & with Preface & Introduction by Ann Charters, the foremost Kerouac scholar who was his first biographer & bibliographer. Also with a chronology of Kerouac's life & his own "Introduction" (to his novel Lonesome Traveler); Identity Key, short bibliography & list of original published sources. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. An excellent introduction to the "one long work" of the great Jack Kerouac, curated by his supreme authority; increasingly rare & collectible in this stately original form. Book in very fine condition with only very slight, sparse rubbing & spotting to side & lower edges of text block; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a bit of rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few short, faint creases esp. at/ near spine edges & corners. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4136]

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