Publisher description for Memory babe : a critical biography of Jack Kerouac / Gerald Nicosia.
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In 1969 Jack Kerouac died a premature death. While his legendary lifestyle and unique creative talent made him a hero in his lifetime, his literary influence has grown steadily since. With Memory Babe (a childhood nickname honoring Kerouac's feats of memory), Gerald Nicosia gives us a complete biography of Jack Kerouac--an honest, discriminating and, above all, compassionate assessment. This edition is enhanced by many rare photographs never before published.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969, Authors, American 20th century Biography, Beat generation Biography