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Poems,  Letters  &  Journals

Mexico City Blues poems by Jack Kerouac   "Mexico City Blues: 242 Choruses" [Nov 1959]
Grove Press 8¼x5.4 pb [3/90] for $9.60

UNABR Shambala Lion Editions audio
read by Allen Ginsberg out of print/used

Scattered Poems book by Jack Kerouac   "Scattered Poems" [Dec 1971]
City Lights Books 6¼x5 pb [4/84] for $7.15
Heaven & other poems book by Jack Kerouac  "Heaven & Other Poems" [1981]
Grey Fox Press 8x5¼ pb [6/81] for $7.15
Pomes All Sizes poems by Jack Kerouac   "Pomes All Sizes" [1992]
City Lights Books 6¼x5 pb [7/92] for $11.16
Map of Mexico City Blues book by James T. Jones  "A Map of Mexico City Blues: Jack Kerouac As Poet" [1992]
by James T. Jones

Southern Illinois Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover
[11/92] for $29.00
Selected Letters 1940-56 by Jack Kerouac, edited by Ann Charters  "Selected Letters, 1940-56" [1995] Edited by Ann Charters
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [3/96] for $11.87
Viking 9¼x6.4 hardcover [3/95] out of print/used
Selected Letters 1957-69 by Jack Kerouac, edited by Ann Charters  "Selected Letters, 1957-69" [1999] Edited by Ann Charters
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [11/2000] for $11.90
Viking 9½x6½ hardcover [11/1999] out of print/used
Door Wide Open book by Jack Kerouac & Joyce Glassman Johnson  "Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair In Letters, 1957-1958" [2000]
by Jack Kerouac & Joyce (Glassman) Johnson
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [6/2001] for $10.40
Viking 8¾x5¾ hardcover [6/2000] for $17.47
Book of Haikus by Jack Kerouac   "Book of Haikus" [2003]
by Jack Kerouac; edited by Regina Weinreich

Penguin pb [4/2003] for $10.40
Windblown World book by Jack Kerouac, edited by Douglas Brinkley  "The Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac, 1947-1954"
[2004] Edited by Douglas Brinkley

Penguin pb [4/2006] for $14.04
Viking hardcover [10/2004] out of print/used

This  &  That

The Americans book, photographs by Robert Frank, introduction by Jack Kerouac  "The Americans" [1958]
Photographs by Robert Frank; Introduction by Jack Kerouac

Scalo Verlag 8¾x9½ hardcover [5/98] for $24.47
Random House pb [9/93] out of print/used
Haiku book by Jack Kerouac, Albert Saijo & Lew Welch  
"Trip Trap: Haiku On The Road (from San Francisco to New York, 1959)" [1973] by Jack Kerouac, Albert Saijo & Lew Welch
Grey Fox Press 8½x5½ pb [1/99] for $9.95
Jack Kerouac In Escapade book edited by Tom Clark  "Kerouac's Last Word: Jack Kerouac In Escapade" [1987]
Edited by Tom Clark

Water Row Press hardcover [2/87] out of print/rare
Safe in Heaven Dead interviews with Jack Kerouac, edited by Michael White  "Safe In Heaven Dead: Interviews With Jack Kerouac" [1990]
Edited by Michael White

Hanuman Books pb [5/91] for $5.95

"Visions of America" [1991]
Water Row Press hardcover [6/91] out of print/scarce

Good Blonde book by Jack Kerouac, edited by Donald Allen  "Good Blonde & Others" [1993]
Edited by Donald Allen

Grey Fox Press 8½x5½ pb [9/93] for $11.96

"The History of Bop" [1994]
Caliban Press hardcover [1/94] out of print/used

Scripture of the Golden Eternity book by Jack Kerouac  "The Scripture of The Golden Eternity" [1994]
spiritual meditations by Jack Kerouac

City Lights Books 6¼x5 pb [5/94] for $7.15
Departed Angels paintings of Jack Kerouac, text by Ed Adler  "Departed Angels: The Lost Paintings of Jack Kerouac" [2004]
Text by Ed Adler

Thunder's Mouth Press 8½x8¾ pb [11/2004] for $16.47
Beat Generation stageplay by Jack Kerouac  "Beat Generation: The Lost Work" [2005]
An original play by Jack Kerouac, Introduction by A. M. Homes

Thunder's Mouth Press 8x5¼ hardcover [10/2005] for $12.24

A note to himself circa 1940 by Jack Kerouac has recently been made available as a photo on the internet.
The title at the top reads "REQUIRED READING FOR J.K.:"
1. Indian Scripture
2. Chinese (ditto)
3. Old and New Testament
4. Gibbon and Plutarch
5. Homer (again)
6. Shakespeare (again)
7. Wolfe (always)
ETC. ETC.
“Finnegan’s Wake”
“Outline of History” (again)
Thoreau and Emerson (ditto)
Joseph Conrad
Proust’s “Rememb'nce”
Dante (again)



Works  About  Jack  Kerouac
and-or  the  Beats

"Jack Kerouac: Early Influences" [submitted May 1962, publd 2000]
by Bernice Lemire, a student at Boston College

Jack Kerouac biography by Ann Charters   "Kerouac: A Biography" [1973]
by Ann Charters, Foreword by Allen Ginsberg

St Martin's 8¼x5½ pb [10/94] for $10.85
Andre Deutsch hardcover [1/74] out of print/used
Straight Arrow hardcover [1973] out of print/used
Visions of Kerouac 1974 biography book by Charles E. Jarvis  "Visions of Kerouac: The Life of Jack Kerouac" [1974]
by Charles E. Jarvis

Ithaca Press pb [1991] out of print/used
Ithaca Press pb [9/74] out of print/used
Jack's Book oral biography of Jack Kerouac edited by Barry Gifford & Lawrence Lee  "Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac" [1978]
Edited by Barry Gifford & Lawrence Lee

St Martin's 8¼x5½ pb [10/94] for $11.96
Desolate Angel   "Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation & America"
[1980] by Dennis McNally

DaCapo Press 9x6 pb [3/2003] for $7.00
Delta 9x6 pb [5/90] out of print/used
McGraw-Hill pb [8/80] out of print/used

"The Kerouac We Knew: Unposed Portraits, Action Shots" [1982]
by John Montgomery
Laura Peterson pb [3/87] out of print/used
Fels & Firn pb [3/87] out of print/used

Memory Babe critical biography by Gerald Nicosia  "Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac"
[1983] by Gerald Nicosia

Univ CA Press 9x5½ pb [3/94] for $15.75
Penguin pb [7/88] out of print/used
Grove Press pb [9/84] out of print/used
Grove Press hardcover [5/83] out of print/used
Jack Kerouac biography by Tom Clark  
"Jack Kerouac" [1984] biography by Tom Clark
Thunder's Mouth Press 9x6 pb [3rd ed 8/2001] for $14.95
Marlowe 9x6 pb [3/95] out of print/used

"Kerouac At 'The Wild Boar' & Other Skirmishes" [1986] by John Montgomery
Laura Peterson pb [6/86] out of print/used
Beat Books hardcover [6/86] out of print/used

"Jack Kerouac" [1986] by Warren G. French
Twayne's Authors Series hardcover [10/86] out of print/used

Visions of Rocky Mount book by John J. Dorfner  "Kerouac: Visions of Rocky Mount" [1991]
by John J. Dorfner

Cooper Street pb [7/91] for $11.95
Visions Lowell book by John J. Dorfner  
"Kerouac: Visions of Lowell" [1993]
by John J. Dorfner

Cooper Street pb [6/93] for $11.95
Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac book by Regina Weinreich  "The Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac: A Study of The Fiction" [1987]
by Regina Weinreich

Thunder's Mouth Press pb [6/2002] for $10.36
Marlowe & Co 9x6 pb [4/94] out of print/used
SoIL Univ Press hardcover [1/87] out of print/used

"Kerouac & The Beats" [1994] by Arthur Knight
Marlowe & Co 9x6 pb [4/94] out of print/used

Lowell, Massachussetts book by Jack Kerouac, Massimo Pacifico & Silvestro Serra  "Lowell, Massachussetts: Where Jack Kerouac's Road Begins" [1996]
by Jack Kerouac, Massimo Pacifico & Silvestro Serra

Water Row Press pb [9/96] out of print/used
Jack Kerouac Angelheaded Hipster book by Steve Turner  "Jack Kerouac: Angelheaded Hipster" [1996]
by Steve Turner

Viking 8½x7¾ hardcover [10/96] out of print/used
Kerouac's Crooked Road book by Tim Hunt  "Kerouac's Crooked Road: Development of A Fiction" [1981]
by Tim Hunt, Foreward by Ann Charters

Univ CA Press 8¼x5½ pb [11/96] for $13.97
Archon hardcover [6/81] out of print/used
Subterranean Kerouac book by Ellis Amburn  "Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac"
[1998] by Ellis Amburn

Griffin 9¼x6 pb [10/99] for $11.87
St Martin's 9½x6½ hardcover [4/98] out of print/used
Jack Kerouac King of The Beats biography by Barry Miles  "Jack Kerouac: King of The Beats" [1998]
a biography by Barry Miles

Owl Books 9x5¾ pb [12/99] for $10.50
Henry Holt 9½x6½ hardcover [11/98] out of print/used
Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend book by James T. Jones  "Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend: The Mythic Form of An Autobiographical Fiction" [1999]
by James T. Jones

Southern IL Univ Press 9¼x6.4 hardcover
[10/99] for $40.00
Use My Name book by James T. Jones   "Use My Name: Jack Kerouac's Forgotten Families" [1999]
by James T. Jones

E.C.W. Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/99] for $16.95
Now It's Jazz book by Clark Coolidge   "Now It's Jazz: Writings On Kerouac & The Sounds" [1999]
by Clark Coolidge

Living Batch Books 8½x5½ pb [10/99] for $14.00
Understanding Jack Kerouac book by Matt Theado  
"Understanding Jack Kerouac" [2000]
by Matt Theado

Univ SC Press 7¼x5½ hardcover [1/2000] for $34.95

"Jack Kerouac For Beginners" [2000] by Miguel Grinberg
Illustrations by Federico Stuart & Theo Lafleur
Writers & Readers pb [9/2000] unavailable via Amazon.com ISBN 0863162878

Kerouac, The Word & The Way book by Benedict Giamo  "Kerouac, The Word & The Way: Prose Artist As Spiritual Quester" [2000]
by Benedict Giamo

Southern IL Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover
[9/2000] for $40.00
Jack Kerouac's Nine Lives book by James T. Jones  "Jack Kerouac's Nine Lives: Essays" [2001]
by James T. Jones

Cityful Press 8.6x6.4 pb [11/2001] for $12.95

Offbeat book by David Amram   "Offbeat: Collaborating With Kerouac" [2002]
by David Amram

Thunder's Mouth 8¾x6 pb [1/2003] for $11.16
Thunder's Mouth 9.3x6.3 hardcover [1/2002] for $22.95
Lowell Blues docufilm by Henry Ferrini  "Lowell Blues: The Words of Jack Kerouac"
[30-min. 2003 docufilm]
by Henry Ferrini

Henry Ferrini website
purchase video by mail for $35
Jack Kerouac bio by Paul Maher Jr.  "Kerouac: The Definitive Biography" [2004]
by Paul Maher Jr.

Taylor Trade 9x6 pb [5/2007] for $12.89
Taylor Trade 9x6frac14 hardcover [7/2004] out of print/used
Jack Kerouac bio by Michael J. Dittman  "Jack Kerouac: A Biography" [2004]
by Michael J. Dittman

Greenwood Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/2004] for $29.95
Empty Phantoms interviews with Jack Kerouac, edited by Paul Maher, Jr.  "Empty Phantoms: Collected Interviews With Jack Kerouac"
[2004] Edited by Paul Maher, Jr.

Thunder's Mouth Press 8¼x5½ pb [10/2005] for $12.21
Kerouac In Florida book by Bob Kealing  "Kerouac In Florida: Where The Road Ends" [2004]
by Bob Kealing

Arbiter Press 9x6¼ pb [3/2004] for $16.94

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