978-0-15-690790-3 / 9780156907903

The Town and the City


Publisher:Mariner Books



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Paperback. Pub Date: 1970 Pages: 512 Publisher: Mariner Books Although Jack Kerouac is best known for the experimental Jazz-like prose and the rebel heroes of On the Road of his classic coming-of-age novel The Town and the City. is no less compelling. It is a highly autobiographical work. large in scope and charged with energy. clearly conveying Kerouac's view of himself as a visionary artist and a member of a new generation. Inspired by his idol. Thomas Wolfe. Kerouac explores the emotional territory of his boyhood through the five sons and three daughters of the Martin family. Growing up in a dying Massachusetts mill town. the young Martins must come to terms with their father's bankruptcy and World War II as they search for their own identities in the post-war years. Kerouac's own portrait is apparant in three of the sons: Joe. the wild risk taker; Francis. the intellectu...

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