By Jack Kerouac
A tender guy searches for which means, creates paintings, and grapples with popularity as he traverses the stomping grounds of the Beat Generation—from Mexico urban to Manhattan—in Jack Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical novel
This urgently paced but deeply introspective novel heavily tracks at the street writer Jack Kerouac’s personal existence. Jack Duluoz trips from the Cascade Mountains to San Francisco, Mexico urban, ny, and Tangier. whereas operating as a fireplace lookout on Desolation height within the Cascades, Duluoz contemplates his internal void and the distressing isolation as a result of his younger experience of event. In Tangier he suffers an identical feeling of desperation in the course of an opium overdose, and in Mexico urban he meets up with a morphine-addicted thinker and seeks an antidote to his solitude in a whorehouse.
As in Kerouac’s different novels, Desolation Angels incorporates a energetic solid of pseudonymous models of his fellow Beat poets, together with William S. Burroughs (as Bull Hubbard), Neal Cassady (as Cody Pomeray), and Allen Ginsberg (as Irwin Garden). Duluoz attracts readers into the pains and tribulations of those literary iconoclasts—from drug-fueled writing frenzies and alcoholic self-realizations to frenetic overseas highway journeys and tumultuous amorous affairs. attaining literary luck comes with its personal results even though, as Duluoz and his neighbors needs to face the scrutiny that includes emerging to the nationwide level.
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Desolation Angels: A Novel by Jack Kerouac