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The sea is my brother / Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Dawn Ward.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780306821257 (hc)
  • ISBN: 0306821257 (hc)
  • Description: xviii, 216 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Pr., 2012.

Available copies

  • 9 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

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Beverly Main Adult Fiction Fiction/ Kerouac (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Fiction FICTION/Kerouac (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Fiction FICTION KEROUAC, JACK 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks PS3521.E735 S43 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Fiction Fiction/ Kerouac (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult Fiction FICTION KER (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Fiction FIC/KEROUAC (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Harris Room Fic Kerouac (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Fiction (Lower Level) FICTION Kerouac, J. (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Summary: "In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the Merchant Marine, twenty-one-year old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel. Working diligently day and night to complete it by hand, he titled it The Sea Is My Brother. Now, nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon. Written seven years before The Town and The City officially launched his writing career, The Sea Is My Brother marks a pivotal point in which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. A clear precursor to such landmark works as On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Visions of Cody, it is an important formative work that bears all the hallmarks of classic Kerouac: the search for spiritual meaning in a materialistic world, spontaneous travel as the true road to freedom, late nights in bars and apartments engaged in intense conversation, the desperate urge to escape from society, and the strange, terrible beauty of loneliness."--from cover, p. [2]
Subject: Dorcester (Ship) > Fiction.
Merchant marine > United States > Fiction.
Seafaring life > Fiction.
Genre: Sea stories.
Ward, Dawn. (Added Author).

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