Kerouac: His Life and Work

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Januar 2007



This authoritative biography of writer, poet, and beat generation icon Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) recounts in gripping detail the story of his exceptional life and the key relationships that affected Kerouac's development as an artist, including those with his three wives, numerous girlfriends, and beloved mother. Kerouac presents a fresh and more accurate account of the author of On the Road, one that neither ignores nor wallows in his flaws.


Paul Maher Jr. is an independent scholar working on a biography of Henry David Thoreau and a study of Jack Kerouac in the 1940s. Maher lives in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, with his wife, Tina, and two girls, Chloe and Rachel.


Unique among Kerouac biographers for his prodigious archival research, Paul Maher tells a magnificant American story of a small-town boy who loved books, created himself as a writer, and destroyed himself. You can spot-check a month or year in this rigorously chronological documentation, or, better, seat yourself for the whole inspiring, infuriating, appalling story. Taking his hint from Kerouac's famous scroll, the ruthlessly non-judgmental Maher unrolls a panorama where squalid settings are thronged by a gaudy, self-indulgent, yet profoundly creative literary generation held at bay by baffled editors, publishers, and critics.--Hershel Parker, author of "Herman Melville: A Biography"
EAN: 9781589793668
ISBN: 1589793668
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 557 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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