Kerouac: A Biography. Ann Charters, Jack Kerouac.
Kerouac: A Biography
Kerouac: A Biography
Kerouac: A Biography
Kerouac: A Biography
Kerouac: A Biography
Kerouac: A Biography

Kerouac: A Biography

ISBN: 0233965165
London, England: Andre Deutsch, 1974. First British Edition. Hardcover. "Ann Charters demythifies Kerouac's public image as 'king of the Beats' and tells the truth about the original hopes and visions, about experiments with drugs and sexuality; about frenzied quests across the country, in Mexico and in Tangier; about the years of failure; about accidental murders, madness and despair. She unlocks the literary mysteries of his books, revealing who really was who was who and what really happened...Ann Charters first met Kerouac while on a date with Peter Orlovsky at one of the earliest San Francisco Poetry Readings. Later he helped her compile his formal bibliography...Since his death in 1969 she has consulted closely with his surviving peers -- friends, enemies, lovers, particularly Ginsberg himself -- exhaustively researching every aspect of his work and his life to produce this first biography." (from Front Flap). Offered here is the first UK edition of Ann Charters' pioneering biography of Jack Kerouac. As the blurb quoted above states, Charters exhaustively probed the complex, confounding history of her subject. The result is an essential addition to any Kerouac collection or Beat-&-Beyond library. On the title page, below her printed name, Charters has hand-written her signature in blue ink. Signature reads: "Ann Charters." Book in fine condition with only slight spotting, yellowing to text block; minute shelf-wear to bottommost fine-edges; small scuff and interesting "rising sun-like" pattern on back cover at leftmost fine-edge near center-middle, almost certainly as issued by publisher. Unrestored, clipped dust-jacket in very fine condition with only slightest shelf-wear to bottommost fine-edges; tiny bump-chip to bottom left-hand corner of front cover; very slight spotting to spine; similar slight spotting at inside leftmost & rightmost fine-edges of front & back flaps, respectively. Fine / Fine. [Item #4592]

Price: $150.00