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Book of Blues - 95 edition

Book of Blues (ISBN10: 0140587004; ISBN13: 9780140587005)
ISBN13: 978-0140587005
ISBN10: 0140587004

Summary: Best known for his ''Legend of Duluoz'' novels, including On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac is also an important poet. In these eight extended poems, Kerouac writes from the heart of experience in the music of language, employing the same instrumental blues form that he used to fullest effect in Mexico City Blues, his largely unheralded classic of postmodern literature. Edited by Kerouac himself, Book of Blues is an exuberant foray into language and consciousness, rich wi ...show moreth imagery, propelled by rythm, and based in a reverent attentiveness to the moment.''In my system, the form of blues choruses is limited by the small page of the breastpocket notebook in which they are written, like the form of a set number of bars in a jazz blues chorus, and so sometimes the word-meaning can carry from one chorus into another, or not, just like the phrase-meaning can carry harmonically from one chorus to the other, or not, in jazz, so that, in these blues as in jazz, the form is determined by time, and by the musicians spontaneous phrasing & harmonizing with the beat of time as it waves & waves on by in measured choruses.'' -Jack Kerouac ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 95
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 09/01/1995
International: No



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0140587004 ~Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Bsigned by previous owner. Est known for his "Legend of Duluoz" novels, in ...show morecluding?On the Road?and?The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac is also an important poet. In these eight extended poems, Kerouac writes from the heart of experience in the music of language, employing the same instrumental blues form that he used to fullest effect in?Mexico City Blues, his largely unheralded classic of postmodern literature. Edited by Kerouac himself,?Book of Blues?is an exuberant foray into language and consciousness, rich with imagery, propelled by rythm, and based in a reverent attentiveness to the moment. ...show less
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