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Kerouac, Jack
Jack Kerouac Original Signed Drawing.
1969. Rare original drawing drawn and signed by Beat icon Jack Kerouac. One page, the pencil and ink drawing depicts the soul of a deceased man radiating from a coffin flanked by a female figure, trees, and candles. Signed in the lower left corner by Kerouac, "Jean-Louis Kerouac." Kerouac filled his notebooks and journals with spontaneous sketches and left a valuable trove of portraits, doodles, and Pollock-like abstract paintings behind when in died in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1969. In near fine condition. Framed. With a letter of provenance signed by Kerouac's executor John Shen-Sampas. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 11.5 inches. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, literary iconoclast Jack Kerouac is generally considered the father of the Beat movement, although he actively disliked such labels. Kerouac's method was heavily influenced by the prolific explosion of jazz in 1960s America and later by his studies in Buddhism that originated with fellow beat and academic Gary Snyder. The raucous, exuberant, often wildly funny account of a journey through America and Mexico, Jack Kerouac's On the Road instantly defined a generation upon publication in 1957: it was, in the words of a New York Times reviewer, "the clearest and most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat.'" Written in the mode of ecstatic improvisation that Allen Ginsberg described as "spontaneous bop prosody," the novel remains electrifying in its thirst for experience and its defiant rebuke of American conformity. In his portrayal of the fervent relationship … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [United States]
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