Orpheus Emerged

Orpheus Emerged

by Jack Kerouac
Orpheus Emerged

Orpheus Emerged

by Jack Kerouac


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“Rebellion, self-destructive behavior, alcoholism—all the Kerouac hallmarks are in evidence...”—Publishers Weekly

“A striking success.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

“There will never be a moment like this one,” says poet and fellow Beat writer Robert Creeley, in his introduction to this literary event: the first full-length work to be published since Kerouac’s death in 1969.

Discovered by his estate, ORPHEUS EMERGED chronicles the passions, conflicts and dreams of a group of bohemians searching for truth while studying at a university. Kerouac wrote the story shortly after meeting Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Lucien Carr, and others in and around Columbia University who would form the core of the Beats. ORPHEUS EMERGED is a unique portrait of an artist as a young man and shows a writer in the process of finding the voice that would eventually express the spirit of a generation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596871236
Publisher: J.T. Colby & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/02/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 710,967
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American novelist, poet, and painter most closely associated with the Beat Movement of the 1950s. His most famous works include On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Big Sur, several of which have been adapted into films. In 1959 Kerouac released his collection of poems Mexico City Blues. Few authors can claim as large an influence on American culture as Jack Kerouac and his examinations of youth and rebellion.

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