Big Sur

New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962.

Embattling by success and excess, a young man seeks balance in nature

(Item #5844) Big Sur. Jack Kerouac.

Big Sur

New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. First edition. A lovely copy of the book. Just about Fine, with a little wear at the top corners. In a Near Fine jacket with only trivial wear at the crown and corners.

"In this 1962 novel, Kerouac's alter ego Jack Duluoz, overwhelmed by success and excess, gravitates back and forth between wild binges in San Francisco and an isolated cabin on the California coast where he attempts to renew his spirit and clear his head of madness and alcohol. Only nature seems to restore in him a sense of balance" (Saroyan).
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5844)

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“On soft Spring nights I'll stand in the yard under the stars—Something good will come out of all things yet—And it will be golden and eternal just like that—There's no need to say another word.”