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Big Sur Annotated

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 9780988232211
Genre : Fiction
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Description of Big Sur Jack Kerouac shot to literary fame in 1957 with the publication of his iconic book of the Beat Generation, On the Road. Kerouac was termed “King of the Beats,” a mantle he was entirely uncomfortable with. Along with Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, and several others forged a new literary voice and attitude – it was a movement that often mocked and challenged the American status quo. Prior to the publication of On the Road, Kerouac had written several novels and poems. With the almost overnight success of On the Road, publishers clamored for his other books and a Kerouac industry was born. Within only a few years of being heralded as the voice of a new generation, however, Kerouac was aging, severely alcoholic, and suffering from a death of the spirit. Arguably his finest post-On the Road novel, Big Sur captures Kerouac (here named Jack Duluoz) trying to escape the clamor of beatnik adulation by retreating to Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s peaceful cabin in Big Sur. What begins as a pastoral regeneration descends into a personal hell when Kerouac suffers an alcoholic breakdown. Written in Kerouac’s elegantly poetic and rapid-fire prose, Big Sur is both beautiful and horrific, a clear-eyed recollection of facing down his many demons and willing himself to survive them. The new Devault-Graves Digital Editions version of Big Sur contains a wealth of new material for both the casual reader and the student of Beat Generation literature. Included are: extensive annotations and endnotes, an original Afterword by author Tom Graves, a bibliography of Jack Kerouac’s literary works, a guide for further study on works about Jack Kerouac, a guide for further study of books by other key Beat Generation writers, and an annotated Character Key to identify the characters in Big Sur.

Big Sur

Author : Jack Kerouac
ISBN : 9780141198255
Genre : Autobiographical fiction
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In 1960 Jack Kerouac was near breaking point. Driven mad by constant press attention in the wake of the publication of On the Road, he needed to 'get away to solitude again or die', so he withdrew to a cabin in Big Sur on the Californian coast. The resulting novel, in which his autobiographical hero Jack Duluoz wrestles with doubt, alcohol dependency and his urge towards self-destruction, is one of Kerouac's most personal and searingly honest works. Ending with the poem 'Sea: Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur', it shows a man coming down from his hedonistic youth and trying to come to terms with fame, the world and himself. 'Stunning and vivid.' Sunday Times 'Kerouac's grittiest novel . . . sensual and uninhibited.' The New York Times

Big Sur

Author : Jeff Norman
ISBN : 0738529133
Genre : History
File Size : 83. 56 MB
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Big Sur is a river and a region on California's Central Coast. Extending for 75 miles along the Pacific shore, from south of Carmel to north of San Simeon, the Big Sur Coast is defined by the backdrop of the rugged Santa Lucia Mountains as they abruptly descend to meet the sea. For millennia the home of native people, Americans and Europeans began to settle Big Sur country even before California became a state. This book combines outstanding photographs from 40 collections, ranging from family albums to institutional archives.

Big Sur

Author : Frank Gagliano
ISBN : 0822201186
Genre : Drama
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Big Sur And The Oranges Of Hieronymus Bosch

Author : Henry Miller
ISBN : 0811201074
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Miller portrays the Big Sur environment and his friends and neighbors on the California coast

Big Sur Tales

Author : Robert Cross
ISBN : 9781456711498
Genre : Fiction
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Big Sur's scenic grandeur and formidable landscapes have inspired countless artists and writers to capture the essence of Big Sur's magic. Early pioneers struggled to carve out their meager farms and ranchos, a few ships plied the treacherous rocky coastline, some losing their precious cargos at night to vicious storms, gold miners worked the ghost town of Manchester, while loggers stripped tanbark, giant redwoods were harvested, and ranchers exported grizzly bears by boats, and more recently thousands of hippies tried out their culture on the fragile environment. Those who survived it all inspired this book of tales.

Big Sur And Beyond

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025767463
Genre : History
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This lavishly illustrated book takes readers on a photographic journey through the 88 miles of one of America's most celebrated landscapes: Big Sur on the California coast. Foreword by Clint Eatwood, Leon Panetta, Robert Redford, and Ted Turner. 100 color photos.

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