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Sea Is My Brother The Lost Novel

ISBN-10: 0306821257

ISBN-13: 9780306821257

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jack Kerouac

List price: $23.00
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In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled itThe Sea Is My Brother. Now, nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon.Written seven years beforeThe Town and The Cityofficially launched his writing career,The Sea Is My Brothermarks a pivotal point in which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. A clear precursor to such landmark works asOn the Road,The Dharma Bums, andVisions of Cody, it is an important formative work that bears all the hallmarks of classic Kerouac: the search for spiritual meaning in a materialistic world, spontaneous travel as the true road to freedom, late nights in bars and apartments engaged in intense conversation, the desperate urge to escape from society, and the strange, terrible beauty of loneliness.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
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.