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Jack Kerouac (1922–1969)

Autor(a) de Pé na Estrada

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About the Author

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. He considered all of his "true story novels," including On the Road, to be chapters of "one vast book," his autobiographical Legend of Duluoz. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, mostrar mais in 1969 at the age of forty-seven. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras de Jack Kerouac

Pé na Estrada (1957) 27,932 cópias
Os Vagabundos Iluminados (1958) 7,356 cópias
Big Sur (1963) 2,766 cópias
The Subterraneans (1958) 2,059 cópias
Desolation Angels (1965) 2,049 cópias
Lonesome Traveler (1960) 1,192 cópias
Visions of Cody (1972) 1,090 cópias
Dr. Sax (1959) 847 cópias
The Town and the City (1950) 833 cópias
Maggie Cassidy (1959) 828 cópias
Tristessa (1960) 804 cópias
Mexico City Blues: 242 Choruses (1959) — Autor — 727 cópias
Visions of Gerard (1963) 583 cópias
O Livro Dos Sonhos (1961) — Autor — 465 cópias
Pomes All Sizes (1992) 433 cópias
Kerouac: Road Novels 1957-1960 (2007) 416 cópias
Satori in Paris / Pic (1986) 372 cópias
Some of the Dharma (1954) 366 cópias
Satori in Paris (1966) 357 cópias
Book of Blues (1995) 332 cópias
Book of Haikus (2003) 303 cópias
San Francisco Blues (1995) 275 cópias
Orpheus Emerged (1703) 271 cópias
Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha (2008) 263 cópias
The Subterraneans / Pic (1959) 245 cópias
Good Blonde (1993) 193 cópias
Pic (1971) 161 cópias
Heaven and Other Poems (1977) — Autor — 155 cópias
Old Angel Midnight (1973) 139 cópias
Beat Generation (1957) 139 cópias
Collected poems (2012) 120 cópias
Trip Trap (1600) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Pull My Daisy (1961) 37 cópias
The Jack Kerouac Collection (1990) 28 cópias
'Beat' Poets (1961) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Romanzi (2001) 20 cópias
La vie est d'hommage (2016) 12 cópias
Neal e i tre Stooges (1993) 11 cópias
Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness (2010) 6 cópias
Poèmes (1976) 6 cópias
Rimbaud (1970) 5 cópias
Blues and Haikus (2008) 5 cópias
L'océan est mon frère (2022) 3 cópias
Mój brat ocean (2013) 3 cópias
Pull My Daisy [1959 film] (1959) — Narrador — 3 cópias
Two early stories (1973) 3 cópias
Eenzame reiziger (2022) 3 cópias
Manhattan Sketches (1987) 3 cópias
Underwood Memories (2006) 3 cópias
Joual (1984) 3 cópias
Correspondance: (1944-1969) (2014) — Autor — 2 cópias
Listy (2012) 2 cópias
The Mexican Girl 2 cópias
Podzemníci & Tristessa (2006) 2 cópias
Kerouac 2 cópias
Sur le chemin (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
El ángel subterraneo 1 exemplar(es)
On the Road with On the Road (2025) 1 exemplar(es)
il dottor sax 1 exemplar(es)
Sur la route 1 exemplar(es)
Poeti del mondo 1 exemplar(es)
Satori in Parijs (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
V doroge : roman ( ) (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Home At Christmas 1 exemplar(es)
Il mare è mio fratello (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
I Meridiani - Big Sur 1 exemplar(es)
NE UDHE 1 exemplar(es)
Il libro degli schizzi (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Nouvelles Américaines 1 exemplar(es)
Victor-Lévy Beaulieu 1 exemplar(es)
Baseball 1 exemplar(es)
La ciudad y el campo 1 exemplar(es)
Kniha haiku (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Engel der Trübsal 1 exemplar(es)
Poesie 1 exemplar(es)
Refrain 1 exemplar(es)
Jack Kerouac (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Mexico City blues II (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
letters of jack kerouac 1 exemplar(es)
Jack Kerouac, 1922-1969 1 exemplar(es)
A Pun for Al Gelpi 1 exemplar(es)
4 Haikus 1 exemplar(es)
San Francisco Blues New York: (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Cartea trezirii: viaţa lui Buddha (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Céline and Other Tales 1 exemplar(es)
Journaux de bord: (1947-1954) (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Trên đường 1 exemplar(es)
Une Veille De Noel 1 exemplar(es)
A Book of Cats & Haikus 1 exemplar(es)
MEXICO CITY BLUES.TOME 1. (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Les clochards célestes 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Portable Beat Reader (Viking Portable Library) (1992) — Contribuinte — 1,461 cópias
The Americans (1958) — Introdução — 946 cópias
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuinte — 594 cópias
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 355 cópias
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960) — Contribuinte — 319 cópias
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuinte, algumas edições152 cópias
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
Soul: An Archaeology--Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles (1994) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
The Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground (2013) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Beats (1960) — Autor, algumas edições62 cópias
New American Story (1962) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
On the Road (2018) — Original book — 31 cópias
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn (2018) — Autor — 18 cópias
Big Table 1 (1959) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Kerouac At Bat: Fantasy Sports and the King of the Beats. (2009) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
My Brother Larry : The Stooge in the Middle (1984) — Appendix — 17 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
A New Directions reader — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Gringos in Mexico: An Anthology (1988) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Paris Review 43 1968 Summer (1968) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Speed: Stories of Survival from Behind the Wheel (2002) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Triquarterly 19 (Fall 1970) For Edward Dahlberg (1970) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Playboy Magazine | January 1989 | 35th Anniversary Issue (1989) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Kerouac Quarterly, V. 2, No. 1 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Beatitude 16 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



Robert Bolano and Jack Kerouac em Books Compared (Julho 2009)


Over the years I've made several starts on [b:On The Road|841947|On The Road|Jack Kerouac|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1178825422l/841947._SY75_.jpg|1701188] but this is the first time I've finished it. This time I chose to read the scroll edition. At first, through a sense of obligation. It was a book I felt I should have read. But it was often cited in [b:Idiot Wind|46251478|Idiot Wind|Peter Kaldheim|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1560187553l/46251478._SY75_.jpg|71233035] by Peter Kaldheim which I'd just read, and I felt this obligation as a way of extending my understanding of the book and I was not disappointed.

At the early stages, each time I picked it up (perhaps it was the text itself) I felt I should accelerate and skim a bit. Instead, I became absorbed and slowed down. I became more and more absorbed in its dimensions as the narrative progressed until I felt that once they had crossed the border into Mexico, the book became sublime. I had the sense that this was now a one-way journey out of country - out of time - out of youth.

Yesterday a friend posted a collection of photos taken by today's generation who are jumping trains and sleeping rough across the USA. After Peter Kaldheim's story set in the 1970s. Seems that every 50 years a very similar story is being retold about the underbelly of of the USA and its inhabitants. Similar in some respects to Steinbeck's [b:Travels with Charlie in Search of America|33617956|Travels with Charlie in Search of America|John Steinbeck|https://s.gr-assets.com/assets/nophoto/book/50x75-a91bf249278a81aabab721ef782c4a74.png|1024827]. But none so artful and profound as On the Road.

For me the really memorable parts are the descriptions of music and jazz players, being trapped in an all-night cinema, the Mexican brothel and the drive to Chicago.

This is great literature. The structure fits the narrative and the landscape and its depths of imagery are so complex as to warrant further reading.

Such a book certainly makes me wonder why Australia has no equivalent narrative: the journey around the centre and what that means for our national psyche.

We stumbled down the road. Early morning traffic began, every car looking like a cruiser. Then we suddenly saw the cruiser coming and I knew it was the end of my life as I had known it and that it was entering a new and horrible stage of jails and iron sorrows, such as Egyptian Kings must know in the drowsy afternoon when the fight is up in the reeds of the mires. But the cruiser was our taxi and from that moment on we flew East and had to. (p.323)
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simonpockley | outras 21 resenhas | Feb 25, 2024 |
At the most superficial—and silly—level, I have long felt a connection to Jack Kerouac because we share a birthday; he turned 34 the day I was born. The following year, in 1957, Kerouac’s novel, On the Road, introduced much of the world to the Beat Generation, and maybe because on some cosmic level that mindset was part of the world I came into, I have felt drawn to many of the Beats—Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Neal Cassady, LeRoi Jones (k/k/a Amiri Baraka), and later, previously overlooked, in my opinion, Diane di Prima and Ruth Weiss and other women writers too often in the shadow of the men.

I read On the Road in my first semester of college, when I was taking creative writing for my English requirement. It was the only one of my five classes I liked. I read and wrote prolifically, mostly poetry and some short essays or character sketches, to the detriment of The Challenge of Chemistry, Sociology of the Family, Psychology, and French. I just wanted to read and write. In that way, at the lofty age of 18, I was as self-centered and self-indulgent as the characters in Kerouac’s books, although even then, the characters irked me in ways I could not explain, and the whole premise of these personal quests both intrigued and annoyed me. I only see this now, through the lens of decades of adult responsibility and the acquired knowledge of our human interdependency. I was not as impressed with On the Road as I had expected to be; it seemed aimless. I put Kerouac aside for more than four decades.

I picked The Dharma Bums for a prompt in the 2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge, for a book by a writer who shares my astrological sign. I thought of Kerouac, my birthday twin. Now that I have read The Dharma Bums, I understand that my own love of language and its rhythms and of fluid storytelling draws me to Kerouac now, even if I still find these characters self-indulgent and maybe more than a little self-delusional. But this one was more lyrical, more stream-of-conscious, more fluid. The first sentence grabbed me, set the pace, signaled that this book—unlike On the Road—had a destination. "Hopping a freight out of Los Angeles at high noon one day in late September 1955 I got on a gondola and lay down with my duffel bag under my head and my knees crossed and contemplated the clouds as we rolled north to Santa Barbara." And so I met footloose, meaning-of-life-seeking-through-Buddhism Ray Smith, the narrator. Kerouac’s alter ego. Another American white man privileged to indulge in hedonistic self-discovery. Along the way we recognize other Beats: Gary Snyder in the character of Japhy Ryder, Allen Ginsberg in the character of Alvah Goldberg. I had not realized how autobiographical this story was.

The quest at the center of the novel is not the hero’s quest that is a staple of the Western canon, but rather a personal quest that involves anything but Buddha-like self-indulgences like boozing and drugging and womanizing and misogynistic attitudes. During the time in which the story is set, a personal quest like this, hiking into the mountains, alone or with one or two others, was a uniquely (white) male opportunity and experience. The rest of us, in general, learned by necessity much sooner that the world was not about us, that fulfilling responsibilities left little time for indulging in a self-quest of this type, and that mastering the here and now presents enough of a challenge to make life meaningful. Perhaps this book and the rest of Kerouac’s life can serve as a cautionary tale: failing to moderate one’s ego and base impulses eventually wastes you much sooner than your talents responsibly used—not for what made you feel good but on how you made the person on whom you shine your charity feel—could have taken you. Despite my issue with the theme, I still enjoyed, and at time was mesmerized by, Kerouac’s poetic use of language and its rhythms that was integral to the telling of this tale. At the beginning of the final chapter, I was taken by the images of this moment:

"August finally came in with a blast that shook my house and augured little augusticity. I made raspberry Jell-o the color of rubies in the setting sun. Mad, raging sunsets poured in sea foams of cloud of unimaginable crags, with every rose-tint of a hope beyond ."

I decided to use one of my Audible credits and listen to this as an audiobook. It was compellingly read by Ethan Hawke, which added another dimension to the sound of the language as the story unfolded.
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bschweiger | outras 73 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
Finalmente anch’io ho letto il libro iconico della beat generation: ci è voluta la quarantena per convincermi a dargli una possibilità perché in tutta onestà non mi sembrava un libro che facesse per me. In effetti, in parte è stato così, ma sono abbastanza sicura che avrei apprezzato di più Sulla strada se Kerouac avesse usato meglio il suo talento.

La mia impressione alla fine della lettura è stata quella di un romanzo squilibrato: ci sono un sacco di pagine su posti visti, gente conosciuta e azioni svolte che magari nelle intenzioni di Kerouac volevano rompere le logiche borghesi, ma che a me sono sembrate solo un elenco fine a se stesso di posti, gente e azioni. Immagino che nel 1957 quelle pagine restituissero un significato dissacrante semplicemente esistendo, ma oggi mi è sembrato molto meno incisivo.

Tuttavia, ci sono delle scintille di critica alla società ancora perfettamente valide e puntuali nella loro denuncia. Ci è voluta un po’ di tenacia per vederle in mezzo ai posti, alla gente e alle azioni buttate lì, ma hanno reso la mia esperienza di lettura tutto sommato positiva e mi hanno messo voglia di leggere altro di Kerouac (consigli?).
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lasiepedimore | outras 384 resenhas | Jan 14, 2024 |
I think maybe I did finish it? I liked his prose a lot, but didn't like this one as much as "On The Road"
dtscheme | outras 73 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |


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Michael McClure Contributor
Amiri Baraka Contributor
Jonathan Williams Contributor
Bill Morgan Preface, Editor
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Alfred Leslie Director
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Vivienne Flesher Cover artist
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Frank Muller Narrator
Andrew Holmes Cover artist
Paul Buckley Cover designer
Ann Douglas Introduction
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Charles Rue Woods Cover designer
Henry Miller Foreword
Paul Marion Editor, Introduction
Simon Fell Cover artist
Ray Porter Narrator
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