Doctor Sax. Jack Kerouac.
Doctor Sax
Doctor Sax

Doctor Sax

Cutchogue, NY: Buccaneer Books, 1975. First Edition Thus / Library Edition. Hardcover. "DOCTOR SAX is a story of awakening youth in a grey, colorless New England mill town. It is the story of Jack Duluoz, like Kerouac himself a French-Canadian, growing up among the shadowy doorways and brown tenements of Lowell, Mass. Above all, it is the story of the mystery and terror of an intensely felt adolescence...Always lurking behind the corner of Jack's mind is the shadow of Doctor Sax, his cape flowing, his slouch hat half concealing a malevolent leer. He is one of a host of ghosts, monsters and demons that inhabit his fantasy-ridden world. Memory and dream are intermixed in a mad universe which at last erupts in an apocalyptic vision that destroys the reincarnation of evil, and with it Jack's shadowy world." (from back cover of 1959 Edition) This is the now-classic memoir-novel by Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, first published in 1959. Based on his actual childhood experiences, impressions & fantasies, Kerouac employs his younger alter ego, Jack Duluoz, to conjure a time & place from the perspective of youthful but very sensitive & penetrating eyes & mind. Offered here is the Buccaneer Books edition, printed for sale primarily to libraries. Hardcover first edition thus, issued without dust-jacket and in bound in blue boards. Book in very fine condition with only slightest rubbing to front cover near topmost, bottommost fine-edges; similar slight rubbing to topmost fine-edges of back cover & slightly more pronounced rubbing near bottom right-hand corner of back cover [see photos]. Very Fine. [Item #4587]

Price: $100.00

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