Desolation Angels

Jack Kerouac (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
September 01, 1995
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.14 X 8.02 X 1.13 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781573225052
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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.

Reviews

"If the Pulitzer Prize were given for the book that is most representative of American life, I would nominate Desolation Angels."
--Dan Wakefield, The Atlantic

"One of the most true, comic, and grizzly journeys in American literature."
--Time

"Kerouac was a breath of fresh air when he came on the literary scene. He was also a force, a tragedy, a triumph, and an ongoing influence, and that influence is still with us."
--Norman Mailer

"Kerouac ... defines the sensibilites of members of his own subgeneration: we knew them as wearing such guises as the Beat Generation, the Subterraneans, the Dharma Bums; now we see them as Desolation Angels, sadly pursuing their empty futilities..."
--Nelson Algren

"Each book by Kerouac is unique, a telepathic discord. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later 20th century, a synthesis of Proust, Celine, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer' as his great peer William S. Burroughs says."
--Allen Ginsberg