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Book of Blues

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ISBN-10: 0140587004

ISBN-13: 9780140587005

Edition: 1995

Authors: Jack Kerouac, Robert Creeley

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. He considered all of his "true story novels," including On the Road, to be chapters of "one vast book," his autobiographical Legend of Duluoz. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969 at the age of forty-seven.

Creeley was born in Massachusetts in 1926, and attended Harvard University. He has lived abroad in France, Spain, and Guatemala. During World War II, he served in the American Field Service in India and Burma. In 1960 he won the Levinson Prize for a group of 10 poems published in Black Mountain Review. Creeley belongs to the Black Mountain group of poets, who came to know each other while teaching or studying at Black Mountain College. He is a former editor of the Black Mountain Review. He has also won the Shelley Award (1981) and the Frost Medal (1987), both from the Poetry Society of America. Creeley wrote the novel, The Island (1963), concerning the shifting marital moods of an American…    

Introduction
San Francisco Blues
Richmond Hill Blues
Bowery Blues
Macdougal Street Blues
Desolation Blues
Orizaba 210 Blues
Orlanda Blues
Cerrada Medellin Blues
Notes on Dates and Sources
"Jack Would Speak Through the Imperfect Medium of Alice"