Tristessa, by Jack Kerouac paperback

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An underground classic.


Tristessa is a portrait of a young prostitute destroying herself in the squalid drug underworld of Mexico City. Here, in the characteristic voice of Kerouac at the height of his dazzling descriptive powers, emerge the major themes of his eclectic religious romanticism. One of the final works in Kerouac's 13-book Proustian memoir and a quintessential classic in the Kerouac Canon.


"Kerouac is a writer of exquisitely sad love stories, with complex and fully realized women: In Tristessa we find to our surprise that Kerouac was one of the most romantic of American novelists." -- Eric D. Lehman, Empty Mirror


"Each book by Jack Kerouac in unique, a telepathic diamond ... Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half xx-century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonious Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight." -- Allen Ginsberg

Paperback: 80 pages

Publisher: Woolf Haus Publishing (March 2, 2020)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1925788571

ISBN-13: 978-1925788570

Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.2 x 7.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.4 ounces