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Books Desolation Angels “My life is a vast and insane legend reaching everywhere without beginning or ending, like the Void – like Samsara – A thousand memories come like tics all day perturbing my vital mind with almost muscular spasms of clarity and recall…”Solitude isn’t for Jack Kerouac – alone on the mountain peak he is tortured and intimidated by loneliness and gets bored with it.“…the vision of the freedom of eternity which I saw and which all wilderness hermitage saints have seen, is of little use in cities and warring societies such as we have…”So back to the madding crowd where Jack Kerouac does belong…“Now everything is too cool for a fight, now it’s jazz, the place is roaring, all beautiful girls in there, one mad brunette at the bar drunk with her boys – One strange chick I remember from somewhere, wearing a simple skirt with pockets, her hands in there, short haircut, slouched, talking to everybody – Up and down the stairs they come – The bartenders are the regular band of Jack, and the heavenly drummer who looks up in the sky with blue eyes, with a beard, is wailing beer-caps of bottles and jamming on the cash register and everything is going to the beat – It’s the beat generation, it’s béat, it’s the beat to keep, it’s the beat of the heart, it’s being beat and down in the world and like oldtime lowdown and like in ancient civilizations the slave boatmen rowing galleys to a beat and servants spinning pottery to a beat – The faces!”Beatniks seem to have existed only to burn their lives – like those moths circling around a candle flame – disoriented and hypnotized desolation angels.. Desolation Angels is Ebook With the publication of On the Road in 1957, Jack Kerouac became at once the spokesman and hero of the Beat Generation Along with such visionaries as William S Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac changed the face of American literature, igniting a counterculture revolution that even now, decades later, burns brighter than ever in Desolation Angels.In oneWith the publication of On the Road in 1957, Jack Kerouac became at once the spokesman and hero of the Beat Generation Along with such visionaries as William S Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac changed the face of American literature, igniting a counterculture revolution that even now, decades later, burns brighter than ever in Desolation Angels.In one of the major cinematic events of 2012, Jack Kerouac s legendary Beat classic, On the Road, finally hits the big screen Directed by Walter Salles The Motorcycle Diaries Paris, Je T Aime and with a cast of some of Hollywood s biggest young stars, including Kristen Stewart The Twilight Saga , Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams Julie Julia, The Fighter , Tom Sturridge, and Viggo Mortensen the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Road , the film will attract new fans who will be inspired by Kerouac s revolutionary writing.. Jack Kerouac was born Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac on March 12, 1922, in Lowell, Massachusetts Jack Kerouac s writing career began in the 1940s, but didn t meet with commercial success until 1957, when On the Road was published The book became an American classic that defined the Beat Generation Kerouac died on October 21, 1969, from an abdominal hemorrhage, at age 47.. Bestseller Books Desolation Angels This book is the best reason I can think of for anyone ever learning to read. I've spent most of it with my mouth - metaphorically - hanging open, and my heart perpetually glowing and breaking along with Kerouac's various and numerous highs and lows. Can you be in love with someone who died years before you were even a twinkle in the eye of the universe? I think so. This is not On the Road, and On the Road is nothing by comparison. That is, if there can be any other piece of writing that could even come close to being comparable with Desolation Angels. Of course, from somewhere and someone there will be, but with the same kind of sincerity and authenticity that Kerouac delivers? I seriously doubt it. The things he sees and thinks and writes, they're gorgeous, uplifting, insane, horrific, and sometimes bleak beyond belief. But through it all there is a shocking sweetness and sometimes earnest naivety from Kerouac himself, which endears so much about the world to - I'm certain - anyone who reads it. I still don't believe in God, but Kerouac has given me the best reasons why belief is still important, and can still be beautiful. Oh, and the temptation to hop on a train and disappear into the unknown, is a force to contend with once finished... You know when you've just finished reading something utterly wonderful, and you feel all pretentiously gob-smacked that your brain has been irrevocably changed? My poor brain! There's no going back.