The Voice Is All
The Voice Is All
The Lonely Victory of Jack kerouac

A groundbreaking portrait of Kerouac as a young artist—from the award-winning author of Minor Characters

In The Voice is All, Joyce Johnson, author of the classic memoir, Door Wide Open, about her relationship with Jack Kerouac, brilliantly peels away layers of the Kerouac legend to show how, caught between two cultures and two languages, he forged a voice to contain his dualities. Looking more deeply than previous biographers into how Kerouac's French Canadian background enriched his prose and gave him a unique outsider's vision of America, she tracks his development from boyhood through the phenomenal breakthroughs of 1951 that resulted in the composition of On the Road, followed by Visions of Cody. By illuminating Kerouac's early choice to sacrifice everything to his work, The Voice Is All deals with him on his own terms and puts the tragic contradictions of his nature and his complex relationships into perspective.

Title The Voice Is All
Subtitle The Lonely Victory of Jack kerouac
Author Joyce Johnson
Publisher Viking
Title First Published 18 September 2012
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 512 p.
ISBN-10 0670025100
ISBN-13 9780670025107
Publication Date 18 September 2012
Main content page count 512
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $32.95

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