search by author or title

Jack Kerouac

A Biography


Tom Clark (View Bio)
Hardcover: Paragon House/Marlowe & Co., 1991; Paperback: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2001.

All the components of the Jack Kerouac legend are here: the excesses of alcohol and drugs; the soul-searching; the characters - Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Lucien Carr, John Clellon Holmes and William Burroughs, Jack's mother, Gabrielle, and the other women in Kerouac's life. There is also a record of the travels that became the basis for ON THE ROAD and VISIONS OF CODY, the death-shrouded childhood that became Mexico City Blues and Tristessa, and the stupor of fame that weighed on him as he tried to articulate his torments in Big Sur. — from the Publisher