Desolation Angels

Author(s): Jack Kerouac

Classics

"Desolation Angels" is the wild and soulful story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of "On the Road", told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs. As they hitch, hop freight trains, walk and talk their way across the world, from California to Mexico, London to Paris and on to opium-ridden Tangiers, Kerouac chronicles their poetry, partying, mountain vigils and spiritual contemplation with unsurpassable energy and humanity.


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Nerve-jangling, sentimental, sincere and funny Sunday Times One of the most true, comic and grizzly journeys in American literature Time

Jack Kerouac (1922-69) was an American novelist, poet, artist and part of the Beat Generation. Most of his life was spent in the vast landscapes of America or living with his mother. Kerouac's best known works are On the Road and The Dharma Bums.

General Fields

  • : 9780141198262
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : March 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jack Kerouac
  • : Jack Kerouac
  • : 812
  • : 812
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 384
  • : 384
  • : 813.54
  • : 813.54