Haunted Life

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Oktober 2015



In 1944-under circumstances that remain rather mysterious-an aspiring writer named Jack Kerouac lost a novella-length manuscript title The Haunted Life , a coming-of-age story set in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. Kerouac set his fictional treatment of Peter Martin against the backdrop of the everyday. Peter is heading into his sophomore year at Boston College, and while home for the summer in Galloway he struggles with the pressing issues of his day-the economic crisis of the previous decade and what appears to be the impending entrance of the United States into the Second World War. The Haunted Life is rounded out by sketches, notes, and reflections Kerouac kept during the novella's composition, as well as a revealing selection of correspondence with his father, Leo Kerouac.


Jack Kerouac, geb. 1922 in Lowell/Massachusetts, besuchte die Columbia University. Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs diente er in der Handelsmarine, trampte später jahrelang als Gelegenheitsarbeiter kreuz und quer durch die USA und Mexiko und wurde neben William S. Burroughs und Allen Ginsberg der führende Autor der Beat Generation. Er starb am 21. Oktober 1969 in St. Petersburg/Florida.


Praise for The Haunted Life 12 Spring Books Not To Miss, Library Journal "Provides an exciting look into Kerouac's formative years"- Los Angeles Review of Books "A very satisfying introduction to Kerouac's attempts at finding his voice and vision as a writer"- Providence Sunday Journal
EAN: 9780306823657
ISBN: 0306823659
Untertitel: And Other Writings. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Hachette Book Group USA
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2015
Seitenanzahl: 193 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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