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Big Sur

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Retiring to a seaside cabin near San Francisco, Jack Duluoz looks for tranquility, but finds only horror and despairshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128.02 x 197.1 x 11.94mm | 176.9g
  • Penguin Group USA, Inc
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0140168125
  • 9780140168129
  • 84,803

About Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.show more

Review quote

"In many ways, particularly in the lyrical immediacy that is his distinctive glory, this is Kerouac's best book . . . certainly, he has never displayed more 'gentle sweetness.'" --San Francisco Chronicle "Kerouac's grittiest novel to date and the one which will be read with most respect by those skeptical of all the Beat business in the first place." --The New York Times Book Review "Big Sur is so devastatingly honest and painful and yet so beautifully written....He was sharing his pain and suffering with the reader in the same way Dostoyevsky did, with the idea of salvation through suffering." --David Amramshow more

Review Text

"In many ways, particularly in the lyrical immediacy that is his distinctive glory, this is Kerouac's best book . . . certainly, he has never displayed more 'gentle sweetness.'" --San Francisco Chronicle "Kerouac's grittiest novel to date and the one which will be read with most respect by those skeptical of all the Beat business in the first place." --The New York Times Book Review " Big Sur is so devastatingly honest and painful and yet so beautifully written....He was sharing his pain and suffering with the reader in the same way Dostoyevsky did, with the idea of salvation through suffering." --David Amramshow more

Rating details

22,331 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 28% (6,321)
4 38% (8,512)
3 26% (5,877)
2 6% (1,309)
1 1% (312)
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