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Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac
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Sep 01, 1995 | ISBN 9781573225052

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“If the Pulitzer Prize were given for the book that is most representative of American life, I would nominate Desolation Angels.” 
—Dan Wakefield, The Atlantic

“One of the most true, comic, and grizzly journeys in American literature.”

“Kerouac was a breath of fresh air when he came on the literary scene. He was also a force, a tragedy, a triumph, and an ongoing influence, and that influence is still with us.”
—Norman Mailer

“Kerouac … defines the sensibilites of members of his own subgeneration: we knew them as wearing such guises as the Beat Generation, the Subterraneans, the Dharma Bums; now we see them as Desolation Angels, sadly pursuing their empty futilities…”
—Nelson Algren

“Each book by Kerouac is unique, a telepathic discord. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later 20th century, a synthesis of Proust, Celine, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker and Kerouac’s own athletic sacred insight. Jack Kerouac was a ‘writer’ as his great peer William S. Burroughs says.”
—Allen Ginsberg

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