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
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3521.E735
LC item number
B5 1992
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Beat generation
  • Alcoholic psychoses
Label
Big Sur, Jack Kerouac ; [foreword by Aram Saroyan]
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Publication
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755157153
Label
Big Sur, Jack Kerouac ; [foreword by Aram Saroyan]
Link
Publication
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)755157153

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