Jack's Book PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Jack's Book free pdf 'Jack Kerouac died in 1969 at the age of forty-seven ...Most of his friends survived him. Our idea was to seek them out and talk with them about Jack's life and their own lives. The final result, we hoped, would be a big, transcontinental conversation, complete with interruptions, contradictions, old grudges and bright memories, all of them providing a reading of the man himself through the people he chose to populate his work.' In this kaleidoscopic portrait of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Gore Vidal and many others talk, argue and reminisce about their times with him. But alongside these luminaries of the Beat generation are the voices of those who knew a different side of Kerouac: the working men, the childhood friends, the bar companions, the lovers. Fascinating, honest and richer than any orthodox biography could be, Jack's Book documents Kerouac's genius in its full, tragic, contradictory glory.

About Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford's fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in twenty-eight languages. His novel, Night People was awarded the Premio Brancati, established by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alberto Moravia, in Italy, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. Gifford's work has appeared in many publications, including the New Yorker, Punch, Esquire, La Nouvelle Revue Francaise, El Pais, La Republica, Rolling Stone, Brick, Film Comment, El Universal, Projections, and the New York Times. His film credits include Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango, Lost Highway, City of Ghosts, Ball Lightning, and The Phantom Father. Barry Gifford's most recent books are Sailor

Details Book

Author : Barry Gifford
Publisher : Canongate Books Ltd
Data Published : 05 July 2012
ISBN : 0857867644
EAN : 9780857867643
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Jack's Book

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Jack S Book  free pdfJack S Book

    The classic and fascinating story of Jack Kerouac. King of the Beats and American literary legend. recorded through the voices of his friends and lovers. Authors Barry Gifford and Lawrence Lee retraced Kerouac s life at home and on the road and talked with the prophets..

  • The Happy Birthday of Death free pdfThe Happy Birthday of Death

    Gregory Corso has been much publicized as one of the leading literary spokesmen for the 'Beat Generation. ' together with Jack Kerouac. Allen Ginsberg. and William Burroughs..

  • Beat Voices free pdfBeat Voices

    Jack Kerouac. Allen Ginsberg. Gregory Corso. Their names are legendary and their words are modern classics. Young adults will appreciate the poems. which demonstrate the rage and sensuality of the times..

  • Allen Ginsberg: A Biography free pdfAllen Ginsberg: A Biography

    In part thanks to early friendships with renegades such as Jack Kerouac. Neal Cassady. and William Burroughs. and his publication of the electrifying and brilliant "Howl". Allen Ginsberg occupies a significant and enduring position in American literature..

  • Jack Kerouac free pdfJack Kerouac

    In conformist 1950s America. Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" was greeted with dismay by the traditionalists and with delirium by those who craved the freedom he symbolized and the universe he created..

  • Jack's Book free pdfJack's Book

    . 'Jack Kerouac died in 1969 at the age of forty-seven ...Most of his friends survived him. Our idea was to seek them out and talk with them about Jack's life and their own lives. The final result, we