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Big Sur - Jack Kerouac, Aram Saroyan
Big Sur
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"Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX... show more
"Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight. "Big Sur's humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a suerior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished—others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets & recognize hero Dean Moriarty ten years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." —Allen Ginsberg
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140168129 (0140168125)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Duluoz Legend
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Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
1.0 Big Sur
I really wanted to give it two stars out of some residual reverence for Kerouac I still have. But no. Just no. This is, to me, Kerouac at his worst; his novels usually are much more plot- and character-driven, and this book demonstrates how crucial these two things are to his prose. In Big Sur, he ...
Stephanie Spines
Stephanie Spines rated it
4.0 Big Sur
Loved it.A funny and sad chronicle of Kerouac's post-On the Road, fame-induced alcoholism. The honesty of this book had be laughing out loud and also feeling pretty sad for Kerouac's state of being in this book. I loved his sea poetry and other notably hilarious moments such as when the rat he ina...
Diamond Dee Loves to Read
Diamond Dee Loves to Read rated it
5.0 Big Sur
Is a great book. I saw similarities with The Dharma Bums, but Jack had changed a lot. The narration had gotten a little less "beauty is everywhere." I live in southern Cali and traveled up the coast on a road trip and went to Big Sur. I even visited (couldn't go inside) the cabin on the cliff overlo...
Rewolwerowiec
Rewolwerowiec rated it
5.0 Big Sur
"Big Sur" czytałem bardzo powoli, wracałem do niektórych zdań po kilka razy, analizowałem, chciałem jak najlepiej zrozumieć to co autor miał do powiedzenia. Czułem, że to ważne. Tak jak "W drodze" było szaleńczą jazdą, pełną jazzu i narkotyków a "Włóczędzy Dharmy" górską wędrówką w poszukiwaniu oświ...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
5.0 Big Sur
este libro , podría decirse , es casi para nostálgicos. si leiste "en el camino" ... este no tiene nada que ver . si , son los mismos personajes , las mismas voces y las mismas drogas , pero en "big sur" , todo esta cubierto de grises recuerdos , de alcohol y de fama no deseada . jack se escapa a su...
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