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Description - The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac

Leo Percepied, aspiring writer and self-styled free-wheeling bum, gravitates to the subterraneans, impoverished intellectuals who haunt the bars of San Francisco. One of them is Mardou Fox, part Negro, part Cherokee, beautiful and a little crazy, whose dark eyes full of suffering and sweetness find recognition in Leo. But, afraid of his growing involvement, Leo sets out to destroy their love through betrayal and drunkenness.Exuberant and melancholy, Kerouac's spontaneous, rhythmic prose flows across the pages. Written in three days, The Subterraneans is, like all Kerouac's work, closely related to his own life while encapsulating his great vision of America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141184890
ISBN-10: 0141184892
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac wrote a number of highly influential and popular novels - most famously the international best-seller ON THE ROAD - and is remembered as one of the key figures of the legendary Beat generation. As much as anything, he came to represent a philosophy, a way of life.

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