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At the End of the Road
Author: Jorge Garcia-Robles

ISBN: 9780816680658
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1 January 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.0
Description:



"We had finally found the magic land at the end of the road and we never dreamed the extent of the magic." Mexico, an escape route, inspiration, and ecstatic terminus of the celebrated novelOn the Road, was crucial to Jack Kerouac's creative development. In this dramatic and highly compelling account, Jorge Garcia-Robles, leading authority on the Beats in Mexico, re-creates both the actual events and the literary imaginings of Kerouac in what became the writer's revelatory terrain.


Providing Kerouac an immediate spiritual freshness that contrasted with the staid society of the United States, Mexico was perhaps the single most important country in his life. Sourcing material from the Beat author's vast output and revealing correspondence, Garcia-Robles vividly describes the milieu and people that influenced him while sojourning there and the circumstances between his myriad arrivals and departures. From the writer's initial euphoria upon encountering Mexico and its fascinating tableau of humanity to his tortured relationship with a Mexican prostitute who inspired his novella Tristess...

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