Kerouac: An Introduction. Brad Parker, Jack Kerouac.
Kerouac: An Introduction
Kerouac: An Introduction

Kerouac: An Introduction

ISBN: 0962568805
Lowell, MA: The Lowell Corporation For The Humanities, Inc., 1989. First Edition, Second Printing. Softcover. "Jack Kerouac's books represent an intense inner exploration that he felt compelled to express, and the powerful energy of those works continues to affect people throughout the world. In shying away from craft and revision in writing, he was digging away at the very core of himself, as if that were where he would find his salvation." (from Chapter VI, "Wild Man- Wild Prose?," pgs. 89-90). A short biographical-critical introduction to the life & work of Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation. The author, Brad Parker, is a prolific writer who is a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac's hometown which he immortalized as the seat of his "Duluoz Legend" & which has enshrined his memory. With color reproduction of a stunningly crisp photograph of Kerouac taken in 1964 by Lawrence L. Smith on front cover; illustrations by Allen Mudgett throughout, including back cover color image of Kerouac's fantasy-character "Dr. Sax" on back cover; four appendices. Trade-format softcover original. As noted on title page, this edition was "Printed for The Twentieth Anniversary of Kerouac's Death/ October 1989/ Second Printing, Summer 1990." A rare, informative & enjoyable introductory supplement to augment the great Kerouac biographies by Ann Charters & Gerald Nicosia (both of whom are acknowledged by Parker). In fine condition with mild rubbing, short scratching & creasing to front, esp. back covers & spine; very slight wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; a bit of rubbing to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only very small, faint creases at lower edges of page leaves; tiny indent-scratches to blank lower margins of a few of same. Fine. [Item #4299]

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