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The Resource The sea is my brother, Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Dawn Ward

The sea is my brother, Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Dawn Ward

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The sea is my brother
Title
The sea is my brother
Statement of responsibility
Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Dawn Ward
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled it The Sea Is My Brother. Now, nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon. Written seven years before The Town and The City officially launched his writing career, The Sea Is My Brother marks a pivotal point in which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. A clear precursor to such landmark works as On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Visions of Cody, it is an important formative work that bears all the hallmarks of classic Kerouac: the search for spiritual meaning in a materialistic world, spontaneous travel as the true road to freedom, late nights in bars and apartments engaged in intense conversation, the desperate urge to escape from society, and the strange, terrible beauty of loneliness."--from cover, p. [2]
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1922-1969
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Kerouac, Jack
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Ward, Dawn
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  • Dorcester (Ship)
  • Merchant marine
  • Seafaring life
  • Sea stories
Label
The sea is my brother, Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Dawn Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn755699559
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xviii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780306821257
System control number
(OCoLC)755699559
Label
The sea is my brother, Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Dawn Ward
Publication
Control code
ocn755699559
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
xviii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780306821257
System control number
(OCoLC)755699559

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