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Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954
by Jack Kerouac
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Jack Kerouac is best known through the image he put forth in his autobiographical novels. Yet it is only his private journals, in which he set down the raw material of his life and thinking, that reveal to us the real Kerouac. In Windblown World, distinguished Americanist Douglas Brinkley has gathered a selection of journal entries from the most pivotal period of Kerouac’s life, 1947 to 1954. Here is Kerouac as a hungry young writer finishing his first novel while forging crucial friendships with Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. Truly a self-portrait of the artist as a young man, this unique and indispensable volume is sure to become an integral element of the Beat oeuvre.
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Introduces the lustrous and awe-inspiring journals Kerouac kept from mid-1947 to early 1954, the year during which he worte his first novels The town and the city and On the road.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.