Angeli di desolazione (Duluoz Legend)
Nell'estate del 1956 Jack Kerouac passò nove settimane come avvistatore di incendi sulla cima della Desolation Peak nella Catena delle Cascate a nordovest di Washington: dormiva in un sacco a pelo e scriveva ad un tavolo di fronte al Monte Hozomeen che per lui simboleggiava "il Vuoto" buddista. A quel tavolino scrisse gli haikus, che poi inserirà in Angeli di desolazione,...more
This is not On the Road, and On the Road is nothing by comparison. That is, if there can be any other piece of writing that could e ...more
Solitude isn’t for Jack Kerouac – alone on the mountain peak he is tortured and intimidated by loneliness and gets bored with it.
“…the vision of the freedom of eternity which I saw and which all wilderness hermitage saints have seen, is of little use in cities and ...more
The first Kerouac book I read was On The Road . I was in college and I was in Spokane in the early morning waiting for a bus to take me home to Cheney. I read the entire book waiting for that bus, which tells you I was way into it and that the busses In Spokane were few and far betwe ...more
Yet to put it so simply feels like a crude summing up of what Jack Kerouac was really about. His ability to capture the highs, the lows, the humor and the horror of life is nothing short of inspiring. And who am I, really, to ...more
The book starts with his time as a fire lookout on Desolation Peak in the North Cascade, I've learned that this section of the book was mainly taken from the journals he wrote at the time--much of it deals with his musings on Buddhism and his life-and I found that part to be somewhat flat.More interesting was hi ...more
If you're expecting this to be an off-shoot of On The Road, you'd be wrong.
This book is a journey into the mind of Kerouac. Some call him genius, some madman, but I don't think you can truly define him in any one catagory.
This book is no easy task. It takes a lot of thinking and a lot of patience to get through, but it's well worth the effort in the end.
"I go all the way down to First Avenue . . . I realize it's Friday Night all over America, in New York it's just ten o'clock and the fight's started in the Garden and longshoremen in North River bars are all watching the fight and drinking 20 beers apiece, and Sams are sitting in the front row . . . while I spent all summer pacing and praying in mountaintops, of rock and snow, of lost birds and bears, these people've been sucking on ci ...more
I'll put this to the side, maybe I'll return to it later.
I had already started reading Desolation Angels when I read the first few pages of Going Rogue by Sarah Palin just to see what it's like, and it initially intrigued me as they were surprisingly similar in content i.e. - wilderness, and the style of flat writing focus ...more
ON THE ROAD...with Mom
This book may come as a real shock to those whom have a preconcieved notion about what the "Beats" were all about, and it may also be a shock for those more familiar with the jubilant ecstatic life affirmations of On The Road or even The Dharma Bums.
In this book Jack goes on the road (with Mom), has sex with a fourteen year old mexican prostitute, meets up with a Neal (Cody) whom is a far fly from his On the Road days and is tied down with a wife + three kids and a job, ...more
Роман составлен из двух книг. Изначально это и были две разные книги, но их объединение закономерно, потому как вторая, «Проездом», становится возможной и, собственно, «проездной» благодаря тому знанию, которое герой получает после своего доб ...more
I have read many of Keouac's books. He was, at one time right up with Ernest Hemingway in my major arcana. But, Jack K., became too depressing for me. The sadness and depression became unbearable. I just could not handle all that misery on top of his personal story. His life was just as miserable and hopeless and the loops of despair that a ...more
The book begins with a pensive Kerouac atop a mountain, Jack's record of a long, lonely summer spent fire-watching. After this period of desolation, he returns to the bright lights of the big cities to meet up with his friends, many of whom were high-profile liter ...more
Jack Kerouac once spent a summer at a forest lookout in the North Cascades: Desolation Peak, just across Ross Lake from the North Cascades Hiway. he wrote about his experience and the months that followed as he dealt with his burgeoning fame, his struggles with spirituality and his life as an Icon of the Beat Poets.
I was disappointed that Kerouac had nothing very good or interesting to sa ...more
"..by diving the into the night of the self and becoming obsessed with one's own Guardian Angel"
" the warm lips against warm necks in beds all over the world trying to ...more
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