Collected Poems. Jack Kerouac.
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Collected Poems
Collected Poems

Collected Poems

ISBN: 9781598531947
New York, NY: The Library of America, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. "Poetry was at the center of Jack Kerouac's sense of mission as a writer. The celebrated "spontaneous bop prosody" of his prose was a direct outgrowth of the poetry that filled his notebooks throughout his writing life. This landmark edition brings together for the first time all of Kerouac's major poetic works- Mexico City Blues, The Scripture of the Golden eternity, Book of Blues, Pomes All Sizes, Old Angel Midnight, Desolation Pops, Book of Haikus- along with a rich assortment of his uncollected poems, six published here for the first time." (from front flap) An unprecedentedly comprehensive collection of poetry by Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, theretofore available in myriad scattered volumes by various publishers, or altogether uncollected-unpublished. Edited by Marlene Phipps-Kettlewell, the noted scholar, writer & artist. Kerouac's poetry has sometimes been overshadowed by his blazingly famous autobiographical novels, but as his deep readers know, Kerouac's poems are his most innovative productions, including his spontaneous Beat approach to create an American haiku, & his "prose" works are really extended prose-poems themselves. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as stated on copyright page. Published as No. 231 in the Library of America's beautiful, luxurious, canonical series that is a much-admired favorite of this writer, who proudly owns & has enshrined every LoA first printing. It is worth noting that the dust jacket here was produced only for the first printing of this edition, with its full-front-cover image of Kerouac & bold, colorful graphics. Subsequent dust jackets for this production are of the sober, stately black-backgrounded standard style of this series. An already classic & essential Kerouac collectible in its rarest initial form. Book in very fine condition, substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4201]

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