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You're a Genius All the Time: Belief and Technique for Modern Prose

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Jack Kerouac's musings on the creative process are collected together for the first time in this exquisite book. Inthe 1950s Allen Ginsberg asked Kerouac to formally describe his "spontaneous prose" method, resulting in a list of maxims called Belief and Technique for Modern Prose. Kerouac entertains with sage advice, whether he's offering a sublime reminder to "believe in ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 9th 2009 by Chronicle Books (first published September 1st 2009)
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Christopher Gleason
Short, simple & sweet. More of a small coffee table book. I enjoy picking it up & reading thru it sometimes when I need a little spark to write. (Wish it contained a) a few more photos & b) better captions of the photos it does contain).
I love this book. It lives next door to my typewriter. My favorite quote: No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language & knowledge.
So this woman Regina Weinreich essentially just took about of pull quotes from Kerouac and made a book of them. Its totally cute and fun.
It was interesting to see Kerouac's essay on writing methods re-formatted and published in this manner.
Neat book to have lying around the living room.
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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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