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Jack Kerouac's 'lost' novel published

25th November 2011

The first ever novel written by US author Jack Kerouac, which was thought to be lost, has finally been published 40 years after his untimely death.

He penned The Sea Is My Brother, which is based on his years as a merchant seaman, at the age of 20, but the manuscript only came to light when it was discovered by his brother-in-law years after Kerouac's death.

Dawn Ward, the book's editor, said: 'This book is really quite important as it shows how Jack developed his writing process.'

Kerouac enjoyed limited success in his early writing career with his first published novel, The Town And The City, which experienced poor sales figures despite positive reviews.

Six years later On The Road was published and Kerouac secured his place as the voice of the Beat generation.

He became an integral part of a group of writers, including Allen Ginsberg and William S Burroughs, who rejected conformity in favour of free expression and experimentation with drugs and sexuality.

The defining work is now set to be made into a Hollywood movie, with British actor Sam Riley in the main role of Sal Paradise, a character thought to be based on Kerouac himself.
 

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