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Ангелы Опустошения (Duluoz Legend)

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Впервые на русском языке важнейший (после знаменитой `Дороги`) роман глашатая бит-поколения! Под легко узнаваемыми псевдонимами в книге выведены главные представители движения, заложившего основы современной контркультуры.

Джек Керуак (1922-1969), человек, давший голос целому поколению в литературе, за свою короткую жизнь успел написать около 20 книг прозы и поэзии и стать
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Hardcover, 480 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Azbooka (first published 1958)
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Laura
Sep 06, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the best reason I can think of for anyone ever learning to read. I've spent most of it with my mouth - metaphorically - hanging open, and my heart perpetually glowing and breaking along with Kerouac's various and numerous highs and lows. Can you be in love with someone who died years before you were even a twinkle in the eye of the universe? I think so.

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
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Vit Babenco
Feb 08, 2017 Vit Babenco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“My life is a vast and insane legend reaching everywhere without beginning or ending, like the Void – like Samsara – A thousand memories come like tics all day perturbing my vital mind with almost muscular spasms of clarity and recall…”
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
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Joscha
Jan 15, 2009 Joscha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Desolation Angels starts where Kerouac left us at the end of The Dharma Bums. On Desolation Peak. Although the two books kind of flow into each other you will notice that Kerouac has changed. After the thrilling and fervid On The Road he became more quiet and meditative. He still has that excitement for life and experience and that somehow never ending urge to be on the road and hang out with his old Beat buddies but eventually he can't identify with the spirit of the so called Beat Generation a ...more
Dava B
Jun 18, 2009 Dava B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite Kerouac book so far. If there is a continuum of idealism, which starts from 'On the Road' and on through 'The Dharma Bums', it is at this book (which follows on from 'The Dharma Bums') that the cracks are really beginning to appear in Jack Kerouac's experience.

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
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Andy Miller
While I truly loved On the Road, I was pleasantly surprised when I read Dharma Bums and found it to be an even better book. However, I found Desolation Angels somewhat of a disappointment

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
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East Bay J
Apr 19, 2008 East Bay J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bios-and-memoirs
Of the many Beat writers, Burroughs and Kerouac are the two who I’ve read the most and who’s writing has had the most impact on me. Of the two, I like Burroughs’ writing more but find I identify more with Kerouac’s.

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
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Reid
Another excellent chapter in his life, with many great moments. Geographically wide-ranging, from the isolation of Desolation Peak in Washington state to lively San Fran, to the slums and mescal of Mexico City, back to friends and new lovers in NY City, then to Tangiers with morphine-addicted Burroughs and his new book "Nude Supper", haha, to LA by bus with his mother, and finally to Florida to rest his weary tired soul. Definitely felt the desolation throughout this book, over and over he talks ...more
Sarah Crawford
I, like many others, found Desolation Angels after reading On The Road.
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.
Harry Whitewolf
Forget On The Road- this is Kerouac at his best. Combining the spiritual philosophies of the Dharma Bums, the road and parties and seeking of On The Road and the desolation and isolation of the human spirit in the abyss of nature of Big Sur. To me, this is Jack's most accessible and balanced writing, not only for the content, but also for his lyrical prose being at its finest. Genius!
Robert Mitchell
Nov 10, 2012 Robert Mitchell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Desolation Angels is heaven and hell and the world and America and the Void and his Mom. Kerouac/Duluoz is a despicable, noble, earnest, loving, whiny, brilliant, loyal, weak, irreplaceable, insane jazz poet. As a preamble, listen to Bob Dylan’s Desolation Row and realize how he creates surprisingly linear beauty tangentially, and then crank up the random-o-meter one hundred times for Kerouac. One thousand preliminarily random images turn into a masterful Pointillist painting in prose. Bebop imp ...more
GK Stritch
May 05, 2014 GK Stritch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack-EEE Duluoz climbs the mountain, and comes down (p. 113):

"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
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Andrew
Sep 06, 2012 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boy, I really enjoyed this book, even if not a great work of art. For me reading later Kerouac is like a great conversation with a really thoughtful and interesting, if somewhat mixed-up friend. I bought this for .50 at the Friends of Library Booksale, lost it for about two months, and spent many pleasurable hours on my front porch reading the almost 400 pages this spring, summer and fall. I'm feeling kind of melancholy that I'm finished and don't have Jack to visit with anymore. Goodbye Jack. M ...more
Alan Scott
Dec 17, 2008 Alan Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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,
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Linda Blinova
Jul 19, 2011 Linda Blinova rated it it was amazing
В «громадной и безумной легенде» Керуака «Ангелы опустошения» следуют за «Бродягами Дхармы». И если «Бродяги» заканчиваются признанием в любви богу и жаждой обретения нового опыта, то «Ангелы» этот самый опыт воспроизводят, а затем и то, что за ним следует.
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
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Ruth
Mar 28, 2010 Ruth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people under forty years old.
I have read this book a couple of times before. I started it seeking location of Olivia's quote. I still have not found that quote, but kept reading the book.

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
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Kate Buck
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Hunter Marston
This book was unique among Keruoac books I've read. It seemed like it was cobbled together by editors in a hurry to sell Keruoac in his post-On the Road fame. It reads as three or four different book projects thrown together into a rather erratic timeline. One: in the Pacific Northwest in solitude, written much more in the style of Big Sur or Dharma Bums spontaneous poetry; Two: shenanigans in San Fransisco with fellow Beats; Three: off in Mexico City (at which point he includes self-reference t ...more
Allan MacDonell
Aug 09, 2013 Allan MacDonell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The thing to admire about Jack Kerouac is that he was smart enough to disguise the fact that he was an idiot, in his books at least, and he didn’t do that. This is not to deny that his writings are streaked through with layers of pretentious dispensations lathered upon his fictional self and his thinly disguised friends and literary contemporaries. Starting with its title, Desolation Angels is veined with bold assertions of eternal sacred significance for Kerouac’s book-famous crew of basic fuck ...more
Kickuntilitbreaks
Jun 29, 2012 Kickuntilitbreaks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Certainly not the excitable, lust-for-life Kerouac of On The Road and his earlier days, but still a very recognizably Kerouacian stream of thought. Originally a double novel, the first section is based on his time spent on fire watch upon Desolation Peak and the metaphysical rambles that run through the mind during 60+ days of isolation and solitude. The following section is then Jack's stories of returning to the world and his friends after his brush with the Void. In this section, in this end- ...more
Katie Chico
Probably one of the more intention looks into Jack's mind. A must read for any Kerouac enthusiast, just don't keep the gun loaded.
Jason
Jul 17, 2007 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kerouac's best, IMO.
Morgan
Apr 09, 2009 Morgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book rocks the fucking cock.
Evi Routoula
Feb 10, 2017 Evi Routoula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Πολλές φορές μου έχουν κάνει την ερώτηση ποιος είναι ο αγαπημένος σας συγγραφέας. Φυσικά δεν μπορώ να απαντήσω λέγοντας μόνο ένα όνομα, είναι πολλοί που αγαπώ την γραφή τους. Αλλά στην ερώτηση ποιος είναι ο συγγραφέας που σας διαμόρφωσε τον χαρακτήρα, που σας άλλαξε, που σας σημάδεψε, δεν διστάζω να απαντήσω: ο Τζακ Κέρουακ. Ήμουν τυχερή να διαβάσω τα έργα του στα δεκαοχτώ μου, σε μια τρυφερή ηλικία που πιστεύεις ακόμα στα ιδανικά!
Ένα από τα ελάχιστα έργα του που δεν είχα διαβάσει έως τώρα είναι
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Ohenrypacey
This was my year-long "poetry" read for this year, even though it's more an autobiography than actual poetry.
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
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Tatu
Nov 05, 2016 Tatu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Kerouac's style is best enjoyed in smaller doses, this was at times a bit heavy. I liked the writing more when he is in solitude, when the friends come it all gets out of control, just pages of non-sense dialoque. (I should really start writing these reviews in my native tongue) But there are gems lying amidst the rubble:

"..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
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Elliot
Jan 26, 2017 Elliot rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beat or beatitude is all my flavour and it gets kicked around a fair bit but you read it for all its glorious cliche. I've read a fair few and altho this did not have the power of big sur it certainly didn't dip below expectations and I loved every joyride minute. Only reason it didn't get 5 stars was the start when it dragged a bit.... book is also worth it for the few pages of Kerouac in london and why we could have no beat movement with such Victorian streets
Travis Williams
Mar 08, 2017 Travis Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature
Probably my favorite Kerouac novel. The first paragraph, which is also the entire first page, is my favorite book opening ever.
Ethan Rivers
Mar 09, 2017 Ethan Rivers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
...goodbye. A new life for me.
James
Jan 05, 2017 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an okay Kerouac read. Not my favorite. It was kind of all over the place.
Þróndr
This is really two books – the first book, Desolation Angels, was actually rather tedious, and I was at first regretting I had even started to read this at all. It also didn't help that I’d read about his stint as a fire lookout on Desolation Peak twice before (Lonesome Traveler, Dharma Bums) so I'd more than had my fill already – I was starting to feel (Buddhism, schmuddism) I couldn’t care less. It was Gary Snyder that inspired him to go there (mountains and sutras both, I guess) in the first ...more
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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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