Jack Kerouac, Lonesome Traveler
Kerouac, Jack. Lonesome Traveler. First Edition. 1960. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in good plus condition; jacket shows a chip to the upper right front cover that is disguised by a facsimile underlay (see product photos). Drawings by Larry Rivers.
In a 1950 letter to his future wife, Jack Kerouac confessed, "I want to revisit the mysteries of my past, which is my job." Alas, Kerouac's autobiographical novels of his travels became more than just a job; they made him the definitive author of his generation. This book is a continuation of the process he began in On the Road. The travels he recounts here include working in the galley of tramp steamer, living as a vagabond in California, visiting an art gallery in Paris, and much more. With six drawings by Larry Rivers.
“Of course world travel isn’t as good as it seems, it’s only after you’ve come back from all the heat and horror that you forget to get bugged and remember the weird scenes you saw.”