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Edition: Henry Holt and Co.
Date of issue: November 15th 1998
ISBN: 080506043X
ISBN 13: 9780805060430
Language: English

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An intimate biography of the writer who has become an American icon. More than fifty years after the publication of On the Road, Jack Kerouac is more read and revered by a new generation than ever before. Why this is so is the subject of Barry Miles's fresh and revealing portrait of the writer who is the acknowledged leader of the Beat movement, the group of writers that included Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, who together influenced the direction of writing and culture more than any group of artists since England's Bloomsbury. From his birth in blue-collar Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922 to his years at Columbia University during World War II where he first met Allen Ginsberg and all the wild times that followed with friends such as Neal Cassady and Gary Snyder, here is the story of Jack Kerouac's life as never told before. Barry Miles draws on his close friendship with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs to offer new insight into both the exuberance and dismay of the man who inspired a whole generation to take to the road. Kerouac is now an icon, an image, an attitude, and a new generation looks to him as a symbol of freedom. Barry Miles shows us Kerouac the man and Kerouac the leg, his longing for greatness and the consequences of achieving it.


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Ebook Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats read Online! Author of several books and biographies, most pertaining to musicians and the sixties.

Miles has written biographies of Paul McCartney, The Beatles, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Frank Zappa, Charles Bukowski and Allen Ginsberg, in addition to books on John Lennon, The Beatles and The Clash.

He is occasionally inaccurately credited as "Miles Mabbett" due to his co-authoring a book with Andy Mabbett, often listed as "by Miles and Andy Mabbett."



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