Departed Angels: The Lost Paintings
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Departed Angels: The Lost Paintings

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This first-ever collection of Jack Kerouac's visual art includes nearly every existing full-color painting collected and preserved by the Kerouac estate in Lowell, Massachusetts. Also included are dozens of black-and-white line drawings, sketches, and facsimile reproductions of Kerouac's notations from his unpublished notebooks. In writing, Kerouac's restless and relentles...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published November 25th 2004 by Da Capo Press (first published November 24th 2004)
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By now, you're probably aware that I'm a Kerouac fan - I'm big on the Beat scene, and Kerouac is probably the most widely-read and iconic author to emerge from it. Departed Angels shows a different side of Jack's multi-faceted personality - it shows his deeply artistic side.

Jack was friends with a crazy bunch of celebrated writers and artists, many of which were immortalised under pseudonyms in his novels. William Burroughs, another writer friend, also created works of art - he placed cans of pa...more
Sep 14, 2009 Abby rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: art, own
While Jack Kerouac isn't the best artist by far, it's still an interesting book that embodies a lot of the ideals from the Beats.
This collection of Kerouac's scribbles, drawings, and paintings are great. One of the neatest things I have seen.
I loved the drawings as much/more than the paintings. I never knew. What an intense and versatile man.
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Jack Kerouac was an American novelist, writer, poet, and artist. He is perhaps the best known of a group of writers and friends who came to be known as the Beat Generation, a term he himself created.

Kerouac's work was popular, but received little critical acclaim during his lifetime. Today, he is considered an important and influential writer who inspired others, including Tom Robbins, Lester Bang...more
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