Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac [1971 PAPERBACK] 2nd Printing • Bantam

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Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac with an introduction by Seymour Krim


Vintage paperback in excellent condition.   Shelf / rub wear to cover and some very light read-wear to spine.   Reads good as new with a hint of tanning.  Initals of orig. owner on front endpaper.

Desolation Angels, published in 1965, yet written years earlier around the time On the Road was in the process of publication, is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac, which makes up part of his Duluoz Legend. According to the book's foreword, the opening section of the novel is almost directly taken from the journal he kept when he was a fire lookout on Desolation Peak in the North Cascade mountains of Washington state. Much of the psychological struggle which the novel's protagonist, Jack Duluoz, undergoes in the novel reflects Kerouac's own increasing disenchantment with the Buddhist philosophy with which he had previously been fascinated.