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Windblown World

The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954

Jack Kerouac - Author

Douglas G. Brinkley - Editor/introduction

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ISBN 9780143036067 | 480 pages | 04 Apr 2006 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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"A must for anyone who has an interest in Kerouac and the Beats." -Johnny Depp

Jack Kerouac is best known through the image he put forth in his autobiographical novels. Yet it is only his private journals, in which he set down the raw material of his life and thinking, that reveal to us the real Kerouac. In Windblown World, distinguished Americanist Douglas Brinkley has gathered a selection of journal entries from the most pivotal period of Kerouacís life, 1947 to 1954. Here is Kerouac as a hungry young writer finishing his first novel while forging crucial friendships with Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. Truly a self-portrait of the artist as a young man, this unique and indispensable volume is sure to become an integral element of the Beat oeuvre.

A poignant selection. (Time)

Should help rescue Kerouac from the cultists and secure his admission to the mainstream hall of fame. (The New York Times Book Review)