Lonesome Traveler - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Jack Kerouac (author)
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A timeless travelogue from the leading light of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac's Lonesome Traveller is a jubilant celebration of human discovery, published in Penguin Modern Classics.
As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records, in prose of pure poetry, life on the road. 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; catching up with the beat nightlife in New York; burying himself in the snow-capped mountains of north-west America; meditating on a sunlit roof in Tangiers; or falling in love with Montmartre and the huge white basilica of Sacre-Coeur - Kerouac reveals both the endless diversity of human life and his own high-spirited philosophy of self-fulfilment.
'Piquant writing, the best part of its flavour being ... the hunt for the big experience, a touch of Hemingway and Whitman'
'Full of startling and beautiful things ... one sees, hears and feels'
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 123 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
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