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Jack Kerouac - Visions of Cody (2nd Hand Paperback)

£3.45
SKU SHB000119
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
  • Published : 1960 (This edition 1992)
  • ISBN : 9 780586 091593
  • SKU : SHB000119
  • Quantity Available : 1

This is a celebration of the life of Neal Cassady, the author's friend and inspiration. The son of a Denver drop-out, brought up homeless and motherless during the Depression, Cassady - novelised as Cody - lived his life raw, hustling in pool halls, stealing cars and living wild.

"Of all Kerouac's great novels, ON THE ROAD, THE SUBTERRANEANS, THE DHARMA BUMS...the level of quality of the prose in this one is consistently amazing. It is a dense, melancholy novel that flashes between a stark, lonely New York with forlorn ambitions and a sort of jazzy, but haunted hobo Denver...so many great moments throughout and the last 100 pages of the book read like an amazing prose poem.

For all Denverites it is a must becuase its in this novel Jack really pays homage to Neal Cassady's hometown in all its Cow Town glory with billiard halls, pick up football games, dirty barber shops, back alleys, dry hot summer days and boyos cruising and on the make on that great spectacle of an American Saturday night. I enjoyed the hell out of this one after having not read Kerouac for a long time and it was like a late night whiskified visit from an old friend..." - Cort McMeel.

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