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Selected letters, 1940-1956

Jack Kerouac

Selected letters, 1940-1956

by Jack Kerouac

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kerouac, Jack, -- 1922-1969 -- Correspondence,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence,
  • Beat generation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJack Kerouac ; edited with an introduction and commentary by Ann Charters.
    GenreCorrespondence.
    ContributionsCharters, Ann.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination629 p.
    Number of Pages629
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18819935M
    ISBN 100140234446
    OCLC/WorldCa34520099

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