Big Sur

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  • Big Sur is a humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of delirium tremens on Kerouac, a superior novelist who had the strength to complete his poetic narrative despite his affliction.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Jack Kerouac  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    2320496  
    EAN
    978014311923451600  
    Genre
    Biography  
    ISBN
    9780143119234  
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd  
    Type
    Books  
  • Big Sur is a humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of delirium tremens on Kerouac, a superior novelist who had the strength to complete his poetic narrative despite his affliction.

    Here we meet San Francisco s poets and recognize Dean Moriarty, ten years after On the Road. At the peak of his suffering, Kerouac was able to write through it all, ending this book with a tribute to the hallucinatory sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur.

    Kerouac s autobiographical novel is the inspiration for a documentary about the late writer scheduled for release in the fall of 2009. Including numerous interviews with writers and artists who both knew and were inspired by Kerouac, the film uses his words from Big Sur to recount his later years. It also includes interviews with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joyce Johnson, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Sam Shepard, Carolyn Cassady, and Aram Saroyan.

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