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The Subterraneans - Jack Kerouac
The Subterraneans
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Written over the course of three days and three nights, The Subterraneans was generated out of the same ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classic, On The Road. Centering on the tempestous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox--two denizens of the 1950s... show more
Written over the course of three days and three nights, The Subterraneans was generated out of the same ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classic, On The Road. Centering on the tempestous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox--two denizens of the 1950s San Francsico underground--The Subterraneans is a tale of dark alleys and dark rooms,of artists, of visionaries,
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802131867 (0802131867)
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
Series: Duluoz Legend
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Diamond Dee Loves to Read
Diamond Dee Loves to Read rated it
5.0 The Subterraneans
One of my favorite books of all time. I read as a youth many times and love the love-fevered frenzy Kerouac 's Leo has for the lovely Mardou Fox. If ever a characters name completely fit their essence, it would be Mardo Fox. It's a short book, and at the end I cry. I always cry. There's a part about...
Peculiariteas
Peculiariteas rated it
4.0 The Subterraneans & PIC (Penguin Modern Classics)
After reading the more conventional 'Go' by John Clellon Holmes and having explored 'Howl' by Allen Ginsberg, this book by Kerouac is a really valuable addition to my view on the Beats. To my mind, the book really exemplifies the movement's attempt to find new ways of expression to go with their equ...
javajunco
javajunco rated it
1.0 The Subterraneans
It turns out that I am too old for this book. People desperatly grasping for values and meaning just make me feel sad and queezy.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Fun fact: Kerouac wrote the book over three days and nights on a speed binge. Neutral fact: you can read it in under three hours. Not so fun fact: it reads like a book written by someone in three days on a speed binge. Count yourself lucky that I never tried to publish the evidence.Anyway, I don't m...
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