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Visions of Gerard

ISBN 13: 9780241389010


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‘The piteousness of his little soft shroud of hair falling down his brow and swept aside by the hand over blue serious eyes’ Described by Kerouac as ‘my most serious sad and true book’, Visions of Gerard forms the first volume of his memoir cycle the ‘Duluoz Legend’. Based on Jack Kerouac’s memories of the beloved older brother who died when he was a boy, it is unique among his novels for its dreamlike evocation of the sensations of childhood – its wisdom, anguish, intensity, innocence, joy and pain. It is a haunting exploration of the precariousness of existence. ‘Called a “pain-tale” by Kerouac, it’s the story of an almost divine, Buddha-like child wracked with sickness and suffering’ Guardian

ISBN 13: 9780241389010

Author: Jack Kerouac

Author(s) Jack Kerouac
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9780241389010
Pages 112
ISBN 10 0241389011
Publisher Penguin
Weight 89 g
Publication Date 20-08-2020
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 6 mm
Dewey 813.54
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