[Item #4184] The Sea Is My Brother (Expanded Critical Edition). Jack Kerouac.
The Sea Is My Brother (Expanded Critical Edition)
The Sea Is My Brother (Expanded Critical Edition)

The Sea Is My Brother (Expanded Critical Edition)

ISBN: 9780306821806
Boston, MA: Da Capo Press, 2013. First Edition Thus. Softcover. "In the spring of 1943, not long after his first tour as a Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year-old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled it The Sea Is My Brother and described it as a novel about "man's simple revolt from society as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies." Now, nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon...it is an important formative effort that bears all the hallmarks of classic Kerouac: the search for spiritual meaning in a materialistic world, spontaneous travel as the true road to freedom, late nights in bars and apartments engaged in intense conversation, the desperate urge to escape from society, and the strange, terrible beauty of loneliness." (from back cover) First published the previous year as a much shorter hardcover edition, this Deluxe Paperback/ Expanded Critical Edition contains "The Lost Novel" which was Jack Kerouac's earliest complete literary effort & portended the themes & characters of the now-classic works that the Founding Father of the Beat Generation would produce through the following quarter-century. Also in this very special edition are many other contemporaneous, theretofore unpublished writings & critical introductory essays by editor Dawn M. Ward. With reproductions of vintage photographs, facsimile manuscript pages & ephemera. Trade-format softcover, first edition thus, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. An essential Kerouac collectible that at last shares & illuminates the earliest chapters in Kerouac's contiguous legacy. In very fine condition with only very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #4184]

Price: $30.00