Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack. Jim Sampas, Simon Warner, Jack Kerouac, Jim Burns, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Hassett, A. Robert Lee.
Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack
Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack

Kerouac on Record: A Literary Soundtrack

ISBN: 9781501360787
New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic/ Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., 2019. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "The leading light of the Beat Generation writers, Jack Kerouac also had a lifelong passion for music, particularly the mid-century jazz of New York City. Furthermore, some of the greatest transatlantic names in rock- from Bob Dylan to the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison to David Bowie- credited the novelist's impact on their work. Kerouac on Record considers how Kerouac brought his passion for jazz to his prose and poetry, the ways his legacy was sustained by later musicians and some of the scores featured in Hollywood adaptations of the adventures he brought to the page." (from back cover) A comprehensive compilation of writings by & about Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, focusing on the mutual influence of music & musicians on his & their works- a key aspect of the Kerouac legacy heretofore unexplored this completely & in such depth. With articles, essays & interviews by Kerouac himself, his fellow Beat Founder Allen Ginsberg & many other authoritative writers including Jim Burns, Brian Hassett & A. Robert Lee- the latter our good friend & colleague at the European Beat Studies Network (ebsn.eu). Edited by Jim Sampas, Kerouac's literary executor; & Simon Warner, the acclaimed British musical scholar & author. With introduction by Warner & followed by notes on contributors. With laudatory blurbs preceding title page & on back cover, including by two more foremost authorities who are also our EBSN colleagues- Bent Sorensen & Oliver Harris, its founder & leader, who writes: "Bringing together Beat Studies with Popular Music Studies, and ranging high and low from jazz to rock, blues to punk, this rich eclectic mix of scholarship and interviews is the book for anyone remotely interested in the counterpoint of Kerouac and music. It's a book as big as its sometimes fraught but always fascinating subject, and absolutely in tune with it." (back cover) Trade-format first softcover edition, preceded by a hardcover edition the previous year (2018). As implied by Harris above, this is indeed a door-stopper production of over 450 pages. A very rich & important resource for the Kerouac scholar & collector. In very fine all-but-as-new condition with only a touch of rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; small areas of rubbing to upper edge of text block near spine. Interior with only miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #4395]

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