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Atop an Underwood : early stories and other writings
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
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New York : Viking, 1999.
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xxii, 249 pages ; 23 cm
Part one: Pine forests and pure thought 1963-1940. Repulsion may race here in exhibition feature!! -- Jack Lewis's Baseball Chatter -- [One long strange dream] -- Count Baasie's band best in land; group famous for "solid" swing -- Go back -- Nothing -- A play I want to write -- Concentration -- We thronged -- [A day in September] -- [I know I am August] -- Radio script : the spirit of '14 -- [I remember the days of my youth] -- Where the road begins -- New York nite club-- ; Part two: An original kicker 1941. There's something about a cigar -- God -- If I were wealthy -- [One Sunday afternoon in July] -- The birth of a socialist -- No connection : a novel that I don't intend to finish -- On the porch, remembering -- The sandbank sage -- Farewell song, sweet from my trees -- [I have to pull up my stakes and roll, man] -- Odyssey (continued) -- [At 18, I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion] -- Observations -- Definition of a poet -- America in the night -- Woman going to Hartford -- Old love-light -- I tell you it is October! -- [Here I am at last with a typewriter] -- [Atop an underwood : introduction] -- The good jobs -- From Radio City to the Crown -- --Little cottage by the sea-- -- The juke box is saving America -- --Hartford after work-- -- --Legends and legends-- -- --A Kerouac that turned out sublime-- -- The father of my father -- Credo -- --Hungry young writer's notebook-- -- A young writer's notebook -- [I am going to stress a new set of values] -- [I am my mother's son] -- [Howdy!] -- Today -- This I do know-- -- Search by night ; Part three: To portray life accurately 1942-1943. Sadness at six -- The joy of Duluoz -- Famine for the heart -- [The very thing I live for] -- The mystery -- Thinking of Thomas Wolfe on a winter's night -- Beauty as a lasting truth.
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