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Description - Jack Kerouac by Barry Miles

In conformist 1950s America, Jack Kerouac's On the Road was greeted with both delirium and dismay, but in Kerouaci s hunt for the big experience and his longing for greatness, he has inspired each successive generation. Jack Kerouac is now an icon, and this provocative and intimate portrait of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers, reveals a man full of contradictions, rarely at peace with himself. Barry Miles, friend and official biographer of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, provides a meticulously researched exploration of the complex man and extraordinary writer whose creative mishmash of joyous incoherence, drug-induced ecstasy, genuine mysticism and constant craving has persuaded so many to take to the road.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753500590
ISBN-10: 0753500590
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 26mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 17-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Barry Miles

Barry Miles is a bestselling author of numerous biographies and cultural histories of the Beat Generation luminaries, The Beatles, the sixties movements and its musicians. He lives in London and France.

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