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  • Published: 15 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241348079
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99
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Lonesome Traveler


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An exhilarating compilation of journal entries about Jack Kerouac's travels, now in A-format.

As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records life on the road in prose of pure poetry. Standing on the engine of a train as it rushes past fields of prickly cactus; witnessing his first bullfight in Mexico while high on opium; meditating on a sunlit roof in Tangiers or falling in love with Montmartre - Kerouac reveals both the endless diversity of human life and his own particular philosophy of self-fulfillment.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241348079
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922. In 1947, enthused by bebop, the rebel attitude of his friend Neal Cassidy, and the throng of hobos, drug addicts and hustlers he encountered in New York, he decided to discover America and hitchhhike across the country. His writing was openly autobiographical and he developed a style he referred to as 'spontaneous prose' which he used to record the experiences of the Beat Generation. Among his many novels are On the Road, Maggie Cassidy, The Subterraneans, The Dharma Bums and Big Sur. He died in 1969.

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