Jack Kerouac

DOCTOR SAX

Grove Press

1959

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A first printing of this tale of dreams and childhood fantasies, Doctor Sax.

  • Jack Kerouac (American).
  • New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1959.
  • 246 pages.
  • Bound in original grey cloth boards, with original unclipped dust jacket. 


Written while living with William S. Burroughs in Mexico City, Doctor Sax is a prime example of Kerouac's "spontaneous prose" – a style of writing he compared to jazz music. Its setting and theme are unique among Kerouac's works, reflecting his own childhood through a "dark funhouse" mirror rather than the wild adult "years of Beats and bodhisattvas" (Lehman) he is best known for.

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Small bookseller label to rear pastedown.

Jacket with light wear to spine ends, one tiny closed tear;.

A touch of sunning to spine.

Dimensions

Height: 8 inches / 20.32 cm
Width: 5.25 inches / 13.34 cm

Feature(s)

First Edition, Dust Jacket

Language

English

Subject

Novels, Modern first editions, Counterculture

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