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Big Sur

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  • Seller:blackstone_audiobooks
  • Sales Rank:2,254,492
  • Format:Audiobook, Unabridged
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:MP3 CD
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Unabridged
  • Pages:1
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):7.7 x 5.4 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:May 1, 1999
  • ISBN:0786196599
  • EAN:9780786196593
  • ASIN:0786196599
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Synopsis
Coming down from his carefree youth and unwanted fame, Jack Kerouac undertakes a mature confrontation of some of his most troubling emotional issues: a burgeoning problem with alcoholism, addiction, fear, and insecurity. He dutifully records his ever-changing states of consciousness, which culminate in a powerful religious experience. Big Sur was written some time after Jack Kerouac's best-known works, following a visit to northern California and the first feelings of midlife crisis. Kerouac stayed for several weeks in a cabin in Big Sur, California, and with friends in San Francisco. Upon returning home, he wrote this account in a two-week period. Critic Richard Meltzer referred to Big Sur as Kerouac's 'masterpiece, and one of the great, great works of the English language.'

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