Becoming Kerouac : a writer in his time
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Essex, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2023].
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Book
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9781589796874, 158979687X
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Published
Essex, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2023].
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x, 308 pages ; 24 cm
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English
ISBN
9781589796874, 158979687X

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Jack Kerouac was one of America's great writers of the latter half of the 20th century, yet he endured a life characterized by persistent hardship and disillusion. Leading Kerouac scholar Paul Maher Jr. targets the writer's embattled insight of self as central to his life and work. He reveals how Kerouac's troubled interactions with alcohol, drugs, and spirituality stamped its importance on his autobiographical prose and poetry and created a singular language that united thoughts on the human condition and spiritual liberation. Becoming Kerouac: A Writer In His Time affixes Kerouac's life and art in a fresh way, giving readers a rich perspective from which to understand this 20th-century literary genius. Using unpublished archival material, Becoming Kerouac focuses on the writer's critical formative years --1940 to 1957-- to demonstrate his growth as a novelist and poet"--,Provided by publisher.

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