Doctor Sax

Doctor Sax

Faust Part Three

Book - 1975
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In this haunting novel of intensely felt adolescence, Jack Kerouac tells the story of Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up, as Kerouac himself did, in the dingy factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Dr. Sax, with his flowing cape, slouch hat, and insinuating leer, is chief among the many ghosts and demons that populate Jack's fantasy world. Deftly mingling memory and dream, Kerouac captures the accents and texture of his boyhood in Lowell as he relates Jack's adventures with this cryptic, apocalyptic hipster phantom. "Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life." - John K. Hutchens; "Kerouac's peculiar genius infects every page." - The New York Times.
Publisher: New York : Buccaneer Books, [1975], c1959.
ISBN: 9780899661339
0899661335
Branch Call Number: KEROU

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lukasevansherman
Dec 21, 2013

Kerouac, more than his fellow Beats, has an enduring fascination for Americans, especially the youngsters. Although we finally got a film of "On the Road" and nobody really seemed to care. Kerouac is one of those writers that you can't really separate his writing from his larger than life personality. I'm not a big fan of his writing, but this is one of his better books, a semi-autobiographical, semi-fantastic (ghosts, demons) novel based on his childhood in Lowell, Mass. I'm not sure why it's subtitled "Faust Part Three." Maybe because of the spirits. Saxy Time!

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