Visions of Cody

Visions of Cody


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ISBN-13: 9780140179071
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 300,130
Product dimensions: 5.42(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

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Visions of Cody 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Visions of Cody, Kerouac's spontaneous prose reaches its highest level. A draft of what would eventually become On the Road, VOC stands alone as a brilliant evocation of Cody (Dean in OTR). Forget about plot or chronology---Kerouac flings himself far beyond the restrictions of narrative conventions here. Despite this, his liberated prose never approaches the pedantic egocentrism of Joyce. Kerouac's writing is accessible even at its most experimental. In VOC we see his incredible talent for perceiving beauty in everything from a lowlife drifter to a depot urinal. This profound romanticism is refreshing in light of the tired, jaded cynicism of his twentieth century peers. VOC is a vision of a pure and passionate America, where an artist can still quest for truth and beauty, even in the wasteland.
Arctic-Stranger on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A work of flawed genius. Kerouac tries to hard to be spontaneous here, and the results are pretty muddled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago