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  • 144
  • Visions of Gerard
  • Jack Kerouac
  • English
  • 23 August 2019
  • 9780140144529

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Visions of Gerard

Jack Kerouac ´ 9 Review

His lifeended when he was nine and the nuns of St Louis de France Parochial School were at his bedside to take down his dying words because they'd heard his astonishing revelations of heaven delivered in catechism on no enco. The framework for this novel is the inevitable death of Kerouac's 9 year old older brother from an incurable sickness Although the somber backdrop was a debbie downer the style was uplifting This book is loaded with poetic prose making it my favorite Kerouac work It could have been labeled an epoch poem but poetry doesn't sell not like novelsTruman Capote said Kerouac's stuff wasn't writing it was typing But stick your finger anywhere in this book and read an excerpt and you will recognize that Kerouac wrote it Do the same with Capote and anyone could have written it To develop such a distinctive style as Kerouac did in a field that has been so heavily plowed by so many ploughmen before is no easy taskYou see the deep respect Kerouac had for his mother suffering so much during the ordeal she lost her teeth one by one suffering as only a mother can suffer Kerouac near the end at the funeral writes I want to express somehow 'Here and Now I see the ecstasy' the divine and perfect ecstasy For me I don't want to see ecstasy when God's Kingdom Comes; I want to see no 9 year olds helplessly dying

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Uragement than it was his turn to speakUniue among Jack Kerouac's novels Visions of Gerard focuses on the scenes and sensations of childhood the wisdom anguish intensity innocence evil insight suffering delight and shock as. I read this at 17 or 18 in one full sitting while in the waiting room at mass general hospital while my grandmother was ailing I had the day off from school nothing to do nowhere to goI plugged in and was completely taken over by the story I've revisited it since then but not even close to the same experienceYou know how that happens A book will just come into your life and BLAMMO you're all about it Then it slowly fades away into memoryUNTIL of course your Dad unearths it from your basement the one in the house you grew up in and plops it down in front of you unexpectedly The smell of old New England must is all over it and it brings you back to when you were young and growing up in the town next door from Ti Jean himselfa properly Proustian experienceEven though I've left Jack behind as a reader he'll always have a special place in my heart Like an old earnest errant friend from highschool who still lives in the town you grew up in

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They were revealed in the short tragic happy life of his saintly brother Gerard Set in Kerouac's hometown of Lowell Massachusetts it is an unsettling beautiful and sad exploration of the meaning and precariousness of existen. A childhood in the 1920s a saintly hero brother who disappears too soon Catholic dreams in a Massachusetts winter survivor guilt and a family struggling with mourningThere’s a different kind of Kerouac energy here; introspective spiritual angelic and natural The ghosts of the great wanderers float through these words William Blake and Walt Whitman with the touch and feel of sad autumn leaves There’s that strange melancholy of a dying season disappearing like smoke from a slow burn bonfire A haunting and beautiful small book about the biggest of subjects

About the Author: Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac 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