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Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954 Hardcover – 7 Oct 2004

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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books (7 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670033413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670033416
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.6 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,839,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A poignant selection. ("Time") Should help rescue Kerouac from the cultists and secure his admission to the mainstream hall of fame. ("The New York Times Book Review")

"The quintessential hipster turns out to a be a guy whose hallmarks are tenderness, bewilderment, and yearning." --Time

"A story of self-invention, perseverance, and breakthrough. . . . The traditional rap against Kerouac--that he was a sort of half-baked dopehead primitivist who prized sensation over sense--crumbles on a reading of his journals. . . . What Kerouac wanted most, these journals reveal, was to dig down into the dark American earth as his heroes Twain and Whitman had and turn up his own rich shovelful of truth." --Walter Kirn, The New York Times Book Review

"A must read for anyone who has an interest in Kerouac and the Beats." --Johnny Depp --This text refers to the Diary edition.

About the Author

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. He is the author of the Beat classic On the Road and his other works include The Dharma Bums and Big Sur.
Douglas Brinkley is professor of history and director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans. He is the award-winning author of twelve books, including, most recently, Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War.


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