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Description - The Portable Jack Kerouac by Jack Kerouac

The definitive Kerouac collection-now in Penguin Classics To coincide with the 50th anniversary celebration of On the Road , Penguin Classics republishes this landmark collection. The Portable Jack Kerouac made clear the ambition and accomplishment of Kerouac's "Legend of Duluoz"-the story of his life told in his many "true story" novels. Featuring selections from Kerouac's autobiographical fiction, as well as from his poetry, criticism, Buddhist writings, and letters, The Portable Jack Kerouac offers a total immersion in an American master. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143105060
ISBN-10: 014310506X
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 132mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels areOn the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, andVisions of Cody. Ann Charters is the editor of The Portable Sixties Reader, The Portable Jack Kerouac, two volumes of Jack Kerouac's Selected Letters, and Beat Down to Your Soul. She teaches at the University of Connecticut."

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