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The Resource Big Sur, Jack Kerouac ; [foreword by Aram Saroyan]

Big Sur, Jack Kerouac ; [foreword by Aram Saroyan]

Label
Big Sur
Title
Big Sur
Statement of responsibility
Jack Kerouac ; [foreword by Aram Saroyan]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Coming down from his carefree youth and unwanted fame, Jack Kerouac undertakes a mature confrontation of some of his most troubling emotional issues: a burgeoning problem with alcoholism, addiction, fear, and insecurity. He dutifully records his ever-changing states of consciousness, which culminate in a powerful religious experience. Big Sur was written some time after Jack Kerouac's best-known works, following a visit to northern California and the first feelings of midlife crisis. Kerouac stayed for several weeks in a cabin in Big Sur, California, and with friends in San Francisco. Upon returning home, he wrote this account in a two-week period. Critic Richard Meltzer referred to Big Sur as Kerouac's 'masterpiece, and one of the great, great works of the English language.'
Cataloging source
DLC
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1922-1969
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Kerouac, Jack
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Beats (Persons)
  • Alcoholic psychoses
  • Autobiographical fiction
Label
Big Sur, Jack Kerouac ; [foreword by Aram Saroyan]
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
vi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780143126416
Lccn
92251691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26089403
  • (OCoLC)ocm26089403
  • 27392
Label
Big Sur, Jack Kerouac ; [foreword by Aram Saroyan]
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
vi, 241 pages
Isbn
9780143126416
Lccn
92251691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26089403
  • (OCoLC)ocm26089403
  • 27392

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