The Subterraneans

The Subterraneans

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by Jack Kerouac
     
 

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Written over the course of three days and three nights, The Subterraneans was generated out of the same ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classic, On The Road. Centering on the tempestous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox--two denizens of the 1950s San Francsico underground--The Subterraneans is a tale of dark alleys

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Written over the course of three days and three nights, The Subterraneans was generated out of the same ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classic, On The Road. Centering on the tempestous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox--two denizens of the 1950s San Francsico underground--The Subterraneans is a tale of dark alleys and dark rooms,of artists, of visionaries,

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"The first clear development of the American Romantic prose since Hemingway, Kerouac's writing is full of mad sex, comedy, widescreen travel writing, and long lyrical evocations of American childhood and adolescent memories."—The Times (London)

"Kerouac's work represents the most extensive experiment in language and literary form undertaken by an American writer of his generation."—Ann Douglas

"Each book by Kerouac is unique, a telepathic discord. Such rich, natural writing is nonpareil in the later twentieth century."—Allen Ginsberg

"An outsider in America, Jack Kerouac was a true original."—Ann Charters

The Times (London)
"The first clear development of the American romantic prose since Hemingway, Kerouac's writing is full of mad sex, comedy, wide-screen travel writing, and longlyrical evocatins of American childhood and adolescent memories."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802131867
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Kerouac, Jack
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
539,131
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.36(d)

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Ann Douglas
"Kerouac's work represents the most extensive experiment in language and literary form undertaken by an American writer of his generation."
Ann Charters
"An outsider i America, Jack Kerouac was a true original."
Allen Ginsberg
"Each book by Kerouac is unique, a telepathic discord. Such rich, natural writing is nonpareil in the later twentieth century."

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