Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]

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Hardcover with dust jacket.  DJ has a few tiny tears along top edge, but is otherwise excellent; clean, thick, sturdy and vibrant.  Book is beautiful; red leatherette cover with gold lettering on spine.  Pages are clean, bright and white.  Reads like new. 

Visions of Cody is a novel by Jack Kerouac, perhaps his most stylistically free and varied. It was written in 1951-1952, and though not published in its entirety until 1973, it had by then achieved an underground reputation.

Like nearly all of Kerouac's works, Visions of Cody involves a "mythologizing" of his life, here as "Jack Duluoz", renaming characters and imposing grander themes on actual events while rapturously describing the mundane around him. It is also heavily focused on his perception of and relationship to Neal Cassady, renamed "Cody Pomeray."