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By Jack Kerouac

In those uncollected writings Jack Kerouac portrays himself in his lifestyles. He hitches a experience to San Francisco with a blonde, is going at the highway with photographer Robert Frank, rides bus during the Northwest and Montana, documents the blues of an outdated Negro hobo, talks in regards to the Beats and the way all of it started, offers his "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose" and defends his novel The Subterraneans, compares Shakespeare and James Joyce, describes the cafeterias and subways of long island, is going to a ballgame and a prize struggle, and displays on Christmas in New England, on Murnau's Nosferatu, on jazz & bop, and tells us what he is considering about.

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jogging to Eden
Optical Terror
The very unlikely Genus
On arriving from Chiapas
Alphabets and Emperors
Optical Pleasure
Haunting via Water
Mapping Paris
The immense and the Marvelous
The demise Cunt of Deep Dell
Sortilege
Books of Nature
A Dream
Manifesto in Voices
Acknowledgments
Bibliography

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