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Auteur(s) : Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The haunted life [Texte imprimé] : and other writings / Jack Kerouac ; edited by Todd Tietchen

Publication : Boston : Da Capo press, a member of Perseus Books Group, 2014

Description matérielle : x, 193 pages ; 22 cm

Comprend : Introduction : Jack Kerouac's ghosts ; I. The haunted life ; II. Sketches and reflections : For The haunted life : The odyssey of Peter Martin (1943) ; For The haunted life (April 12, 1944) ; Post-fatalism (Bastille Day, July 14, 1943) ; Typing exercise (1944) ; The dream, the conversation, and the deed ; Some of Peter Martin's frenzy (c. 1947) ; There's no use denying it (1945) ; Outline of subsequent synopsis: The town and the city (1948) ; Some town and city conclusions ; III. Jack and Leo Kerouac : Letters (1942-1943), by Leo Kerouac ; A sketch of Gerard (1942), by Leo Kerouac ; A sketch of Nashua and Lowell (1942), by Leo Kerouac ; Diary entry (1945), by Jack Kerouac ; An example of non*spontaneous deliberated prose (October 11, 1954), by Jack Kerouac ; Reflection on Leo (1963), by Jack Kerouac.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (page 23)
"In late 1944, under rather mysterious circumstances, aspiring writer Jack Kerouac lost a novella-length manuscript titled The Haunted Life. Set in Galloway, a fictionalized version of Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, the coming-of-age story of Peter Martin-a character based on the author's recently departed friend Sebastian Sampas-tackles the pressing issues of the day. At home in the working-class town the summer before his sophomore year at Boston College, Peter finds himself conflicted. Like many Americans, Peter is unsure, suspended between the economic crisis of the previous decade and the impending US entry into World War II. In The Haunted Life, Peter struggles to define what he believes to be intellectually true and worthy of his life and talents. Skillfully edited by Todd F. Tietchen, assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell,The Haunted Life is rounded out by sketches, notes, and reflections Kerouac kept during the novella's composition as well as a revealing selection of correspondence with his father, Leo. "--Publisher information

Autre(s) auteur(s) : Tietchen, Todd F.. Éditeur scientifique  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Numéros : ISBN 9780306823046 (hardback). - ISBN 0306823047 (hardback)

Notice n° :  FRBNF44242416 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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