Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called 'the legend of Duluoz.' Nearly all of his books have been in print internationally since his death in 1969, and his writing has been discovered and enjoyed by new readers throughout the world. Kerouac's view of the promise of America, the seductive and lovely vision of the beckoning open spaces of our continent, has never been expressed better by subsequent writers, perhaps because Kerouac was our last writer to believe in America's promise--and essential innocence--as the legacy he would explore in his autobiographical fiction.
Straight Arrow Books, San Francisco, 1975. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing.
Book Condition: Very good, tight, square, clean copy. Dust Jacket condition: Very good, plastic cover protected.
Hardcover: 419 pages
Publisher: Straight Arrow Books; 1st edition (January 1, 1973)
Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds