The Subterraneans (Paperback)
Written over the course of three days and three nights, The Subterraneans was generated out of the same ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classic, On The Road. Centering on the tempestous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox--two denizens of the 1950s San Francsico underground--The Subterraneans is a tale of dark alleys and dark rooms,of artists, of visionaries,
About the Author
JACK KEROUAC was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, "The Town and the City", appeared in 1950, but it was "On the Road", first published in 1957, that established his worldwide reputation as the chronicler of the Beat Generation. His later books include "The Dharma Bums, The Subterraneans", and "Desolation Angels". He died in 1969.
"The first clear development of the American Romantic prose since Hemingway, Kerouac's writing is full of mad sex, comedy, widescreen travel writing, and long lyrical evocations of American childhood and adolescent memories."The Times (London)
"Kerouac's work represents the most extensive experiment in language and literary form undertaken by an American writer of his generation."Ann Douglas
"Each book by Kerouac is unique, a telepathic discord. Such rich, natural writing is nonpareil in the later twentieth century."Allen Ginsberg
"An outsider in America, Jack Kerouac was a true original."Ann Charters