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Visions Of Cody
About the book
  • Published: 16 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141198224
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 468
  • RRP: $22.99
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Visions Of Cody




An experimental novel which remained unpublished for years, Visions of Cody is Kerouac's fascinating examination of his own New York life, in a collection of colourful stream-of-consciousness essays. Transcribing taped conversations between members of their group as they took drugs and drank, this book reveals an intimate portrait of people caught up in destructive relationships with substances, and one another. Always fixated by Neal Cassady - the Cody of the title, renamed for the book along with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs - Kerouac also explores the feelings he had for a man who would inspire much of his work.

  • Pub date: 16 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141198224
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 468
  • RRP: $22.99

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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