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Kerouac The Definitive Biography

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ISBN-10: 0878333053

ISBN-13: 9780878333059

Edition: 2003

Authors: David Amram, Paul Maher

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This is the authoritative biography of legendary writer, poet, and Beat Generation icon Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), whose novel On the Road catapulted him to the forefront of the literary world and influenced budding writers for generations to come. Here, Paul Maher offers not a linear study of Kerouac's life, but an integrated pastiche of his life and work. He investigates the key relationships that affected his development as an artist, including his three wives, numerous girlfriends, and beloved mother.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 5/11/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 484
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.24" long x 1.76" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

David Amram has composed more than one hundred orchestral and chamber works; written many scores for Broadway theater and film, including the classic scores for the films Splendor in the Grass and The Manchurian Candidate; composed two operas, including the ground-breaking Holocaust opera The Final Ingredient; and composed the score for the landmark 1959 documentary Pull My Daisy, narrated by Jack Kerouac. He is the author of the books Vibrations, an autobiography, Offbeat: Collaborating with Kerouac, and Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat."A pioneer of jazz French horn and World Music, he is also a virtuoso on piano, numerous flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric…    

Pal Maher, Jr. is the author of Kerouac: His Life and Work and the editor of the critically acclaimed collection Empty Phantoms: Interviews and Encounters with Jack Kerouac. One of today's top Kerouac scholars, Maher is a book critic for the Toronto Star and served as the editor of the Kerouac Quarterly. He has been hailed by historian Douglas Brinkley as "one of the new leaders" of Kerouac scholarship. Maher lives in Fitchburg, MA.