The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac. First UK edition. First impression from 1960. The book is in near fine condition. No internal markings. Pages clean. Binding firm. Some minor wear to corners of boards. The jacket has toning and minor chipping. Now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Subterraneans
So, Leo Percepied, aspiring writer and self styled free wheeling bum, gravitates to the subterraneans, impoverished intellectuals who haunt the bars of San Francisco. One of them is Mardou Fox, beautiful and a little crazy, whose dark eyes, full of suffering and sweetness, find recognition in Leo. But, afraid of his growing involvement, Leo sets out to destroy their love. Written in three days and three nights, The Subterraneans is, like all Kerouac’s work, closely related to his own life while encapsulating his great vision of America.
This book was generated out of the same kind of ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac’s early classics, On the Road. Centering around the tempestuous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox – two denizens of the 1950s San Francisco underground — This book is a tale of dark alleys and smoky rooms, of artists, visionaries, and also adventurers existing outside mainstream America’s field of vision.
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