The Sea Is My Brother
The Lost NovelBook - 2013
In the spring of 1943, 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 . Nearly seventy years later, its long-awaited publication provides fascinating details and insight into the early life and development of an American literary icon. 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 hints at 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 engaged in intense conversation, the desperate urge to escape from society, and the strange, terrible beauty of loneliness.
Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, 2013, c2011.
Edition: Expanded critical edition, first Da Capo Press edition
Branch Call Number: FIC Kerou 2013
Characteristics: viii, 423 pages : illustrations