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  • Visions of Codyby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Publishing Group 1993; US$ 18.00

    "What I'm beginning to discover now is something beyond the novel and beyond the arbitrary confines of the story. . . . I'm making myself seek to find the wild form, that can grow with my wild heart . . . because now I know MY HEART DOES GROW." óJack Kerouac, in a letter to John Clellon Holmes Written in 1951-52, Visions of Cody was an underground... more...

  • Lonesome Travelerby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.38

    As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records life on the road in prose of pure poetry. Standing on the engine of a train as it rushes past fields of prickly cactus; witnessing his first bullfight in Mexico while high on opium; meditating on a sunlit roof in Tangiers or falling in love with Montmartre - Kerouac reveals both... more...

  • Wake Upby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    Never before published in Kerouac's lifetime, this 1955 biography of the founder of Buddhism is a clear and powerful study of Siddartha Gautama's life and works. Wake Up recounts the story of Prince Siddhartha's royal upbringing and his father's wish to protect him from all human suffering, despite a prediction that he would become a great holy... more...

  • The Sea is My Brotherby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    Described by Kerouac as being about "man's simple revolt from society as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies", the 158-page handwritten manuscript was Kerouac's first novel, but was not published during his lifetime. He wrote in his notes for the project that the characters were "the vanishing American, the big free... more...

  • Satori in Parisby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    This semi-autobiographical tale of Kerouac's own trip to France, to trace his ancestors and explore his own understanding of the Buddhism that came to define his beliefs, contains some of Kerouac's most lyrical descriptions. From his reports of the strangers he meets and the all-night conversations he enjoys in seedy bars in Paris and Brittany, to... more...

  • Vanity of Duluozby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    The tale of Kerouac's alter-ego, Vanity of Duluoz presents Jack Duluoz's high school experiences as a sporting jock in Massachusetts and his time at Columbia University on a football scholarship. Just as Jack's glamorous new adult life begins, so does World War II, and he joins the US Navy to travel the world. As Jack experiences more, he realizes... more...

  • Visions of Codyby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 17.58

    An experimental novel which remained unpublished for years, Visions of Cody is Kerouac's fascinating examination of his own New York life, in a collection of colourful stream-of-consciousness essays. Transcribing taped conversations between members of their group as they took drugs and drank, this book reveals an intimate portrait of people caught... more...

  • The Sea Is My Brotherby Jack Kerouac

    Da Capo Press 2012; US$ 23.00

    The long-awaited release of On the Road author Jack Kerouac?s lost first novel, now published in North America for the first time † more...

  • Doctor Saxby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    Jack Kerouac called Doctor Sax, the enigmatic figure who haunted his boyhood imagination, 'my ghost, personal angel, private shadow, secret lover'. In this extraordinary autobiographical account of growing up in Lowell, Massachussetts, told through his fictional alter ego Jack Duluoz, he mingles real people and events with fantastical figures to capture... more...

  • Big Surby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    In 1960 Jack Kerouac was near breaking point. Driven mad by constant press attention in the wake of the publication of On the Road , he needed to 'get away to solitude again or die', so he withdrew to a cabin in Big Sur on the Californian coast. The resulting novel, in which his autobiographical hero Jack Duluoz wrestles with doubt, alcohol dependency... more...