Book
English

Desolation angels

Jack Kerouac (author)

Desolation angels

Genre:
Title
Desolation angels
Author
Jack Kerouac
Language
English
Publisher
London: Penguin Books, [2018?] | Other editions
374 p.
ISBN
9780141198262 (paperback)

Other languages:

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 3 times in Flemish libraries

About Jack Kerouac

CC BY-SA 2.0 - Image by

Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac (; March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969), often known as Jack Kerouac, was an American novelist of French Canadian ancestry, who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation.

Raised in a French-speaking home in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac “learned English at age six and spoke with a marked accent into his late teens.” During World War II, he served in the United States Merchant Marine; he completed his first novel at the time, which was published over forty years after his death. His first published book was The Town and the City, and he achieved widespread fame and notoriety with his second, On the Road, in 1957. It made him a beat icon, who published twelve more novels during his life, and numerous poetry volumes.

Kerouac is recognized for his style of spontaneous prose. Thematically, his work covers topics such as his Cathol…Read more on Wikipedia