Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings. Jack Kerouac.
Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings
Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings
Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings
Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings

Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings

ISBN: 0670888222
New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. "Before Jack Kerouac expressed the spirit of a generation in his 1957 classic On the Road and became the definitive voice of Beat culture, he spent years figuring out how he wanted to live and, above all, learning how to write. In Atop an Underwood, editor Paul Marion has brought together more than sixty previously unpublished works that Kerouac wrote between the ages of thirteen and twenty-one, ranging from stories and poems to plays and parts of novels, including an excerpt from his 1943 merchant marine novel, The Sea Is My Brother. Readers, scholars, and critics will find in this book a fascinating missing link in Kerouac's development as a writer." (from front flap) A selection of Jack Kerouac's earliest theretofore-unpublished writings, when he was an apprentice author leading up to becoming the Founding Father of the Beat Generation. Mostly very short pieces divided into three themed sections, edited & with an introduction & commentary preceding each piece by Paul Marion. An acclaimed poet & scholar, Marion is a native & resident of Lowell, Massachusetts, the birthplace of Kerouac made famous in his works. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. A key collectible that explains & displays the earliest efforts of the Titanic American Master Jack Kerouac. Book in very fine condition, substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4149]

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