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Big Sur

By: Jack Kerouac,Aram Saroyan - foreword
Narrated by: Ethan Hawke
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A poignant masterpiece of wrenching personal expression from the author of On the Road and The Dharma Bums.

In this 1962 novel, Kerouac's alter ego, Jack Duluoz, overwhelmed by success and excess, gravitates back and forth between wild binges in San Francisco and an isolated cabin on the California coast where he attempts to renew his spirit and clear his head of madness and alcohol. Only nature seems to restore him to a sense of balance. In the words of Allen Ginsberg, Big Sur "reveals consciousness in all its syntactic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion".

©1962 Jack Kerouac (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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This is a riveting book, and brought to life fully, completely, compassionately through this remarkable interpretation.
In reading Kerouac's work in the past, I used to space out alot, lol, but hearing his voice via Ethan Hawke, I began to appreciate what a tremendous writer he was. I understand now, I get it. What a time in history that was.
So appreciate this offering- you've put two geniuses together.
Thank you.

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