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Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg

The Letters

Jack Kerouac - Author

Allen Ginsberg - Author

Bill Morgan - Editor

David Stanford - Editor

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ISBN 9780143119548 | 528 pages | 28 Jun 2011 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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"[An] essential Beat masterpiece." --The Village Voice.

Perhaps one of the last great dual correspondences of the twentieth century, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters reveals not only the process of creation of the two most celebrated members of the Beat Generation, but also the unfolding of a remarkable friendship of immense pathos and spiritual depth. Through this exhilarating exchange of letters, two-thirds of which have never been published before, Kerouac and Ginsberg emerge first and foremost as writers of artistic passion, innovation, and genius. Vivid and enthralling, the letters, which date from their first meeting in 1944 to Kerouac's untimely death in 1969, chronicle the endless struggle, anguish, and sacrifice involved in giving form to their literary visions.