Subterraneans

Subterraneans

by Jack Kerouac

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Overview

Written over the course of three days and three nights, The Subterraneans was generated out of the same kind of ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classics, On The Road. Centering around the tempestuous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox—two denizens of the 1950s San Francisco underground—The Subterraneans is a tale of dark alleys and smoky rooms, of artists, visionaries, and adventurers existing outside mainstream America's field of vision.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802195715
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Series: Kerouac, Jack
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,076,763
File size: 2 MB

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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