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Departed Angels: The Lost Paintings

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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are dozens of black-and-white line drawings, sketches, and facsimile reproductions of Kerouac's notations from his unpublished notebooks.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
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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.
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This collection of Kerouac's scribbles, drawings, and paintings are great. One of the neatest things I have seen.
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I loved the drawings as much/more than the paintings. I never knew. What an intense and versatile man.
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Born on March 12, 1922, in Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac's writing career began in the 1940s, but didn't meet with commercial success until 1957, when On the Road was published. The book became an American classic that defined the Beat Generation. Kerouac died on October 21, 1969, from an abdominal hemorrhage, at age 47.
Early Life

Famed writer Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Lebris de Keroua
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