Dr. Sax

Dr. Sax

by Jack Kerouac

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In this haunting novel of intensely felt adolescence, Jack Kerouac tells the story of Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up, as Kerouac himself did, in the dingy factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Dr. Sax, with his flowing cape, slouch hat, and insinuating leer, is chief among the many ghosts and demons that populate Jack's fantasy world. Deftly mingling memory and dream, Kerouac captures the accents and texture of his boyhood in Lowell as he relates Jack's adventures with this cryptic, apocalyptic hipster phantom. "Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life." - John K. Hutchens; "Kerouac's peculiar genius infects every page." - The New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802195722
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Series: Kerouac, Jack
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 245
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kerouac was discharged from the navy with a personality problem, where he had served as a merchant seaman. His first novel was The Town and the City (1950).

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Kerouac's work is one of the most extraordinary, influential, maddening, and ultimately prodigious achievements in recent literature.

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Jack Kerouac, new Buddha of American prose, who spit forth intelligence...a spontaneous bop prosody and original classic literature.

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Doctor Sax 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Polaris- on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One for the afficionados - not my favourite Kerouac work I'm afraid...
Guest More than 1 year ago
We've all read On the Road, and we all savored it like candy. Here's a differrent side of Jack - dark and murky, but still outstanding. Actually, the title of one of the chapters describes the book rather well: 'A Gloomy Bookmovie'. Dr. Sax, a cryptic cloaked phantasm, confronts the forces of evil, all in the imagination of a boyhood Kerouac. This novel is a surreal departure from most of his other work. If you're going to read only one of his books, read On the Road. If you're going to read more than one, don't miss this one.