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  • On the Roadby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1976; US$ 15.00

    On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz... more...

  • The Dharma Bumsby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1971; US$ 15.00

    One of the best and most popular of Kerouac's autobiographical novels, The Dharma Bums is based on experiences the writer had during the mid-1950s while living in California, after he'd become interested in Buddhism's spiritual mode of understanding. One of the book's main characters, Japhy Ryder, is based on the real poet Gary Snyder, who was a... more...

  • Visions of Gerardby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1991; US$ 12.99

    "My best most serious sad and true book yet." ?Jack Kerouac "His life . . . ended when he was nine and the nuns of St. Louis de France Parochial School were at his bedside to take down his dying workds becase they'd heard his astonishing revelations of heaven delivered in catechism on no more encouragement than it was his turn to speak. . . ." Unique... more...

  • Vanity of Duluozby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1994; US$ 12.99

    Originally subtitled "An Adventurous Education, 1935-1946," Vanity of Duluoz is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's lifework, the series of autobiographical novels he referred to as The Legend of Duluoz . With the same tender humor and intoxicating wordplay he brought to his masterpieces On the Road and The Dharma Bums , Kerouac takes his alter ego... more...

  • Visions of Codyby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 13.99

    "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." ?Jack Kerouac, in a letter to John Clellon Holmes Written in 1951-52, Visions of Cody was an underground... more...

  • Maggie Cassidyby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 12.99

    Maggie Cassidy was not published until 1959, after the appearance of On the Road had made its author famous overnight, Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its straight-forward narrative structure, is one of Kerouac's most accesible works. It is a remarkable , bittersweet evocation of the... more...

  • Wake Upby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    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...

  • Satori in Parisby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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...