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Andrew

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  • Big Sur

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    "Big Sur's a humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a superior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished...others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets and recognize hero Dean Moriarty 10 years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." - Allen Ginsberg

    SHAWN says: "A great listen"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall

    Great writing (as usual) interesting to hear it read aloud, but
    it seems that the nararator was drinking the sweet port wine himself.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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