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Piers of the Homeless Night

Piers of the Homeless Night (Paperback)

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'See my hand up-tipped, learn the secret of my human heart...'



Soaring, freewheeling snapshots of life on the road across America, from the Beat writer who inspired a generation.



Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismReportage & collected journalismTravel & MapsTravel writingClassic travel writing Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 22/02/2018 ISBN-13: 9780241339183  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. Educated by Jesuit brothers in Lowell, he decided to become a writer at age seventeen and developed his own writing style, which he called 'spontaneous prose'. He used this technique to record the life of the American 'traveler' and the experiences of the Beat Generation, most memorably in On the Road and also in The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums. His other works include Big Sur, Desolation Angels, Lonesome Traveler, Visions of Gerard, Tristessa, and a book of poetry called Mexico City Blues. Jack Kerouac died in 1969.

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