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Mexico City Blues : Penguin Modern Classics - Jack Kerouac

Mexico City Blues

By: Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg (Introduction by)

Paperback | 17 September 2019 | Edition Number 1

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With an introduction by Alan Ginsberg, Kerouac's first and most important poem joins the Penguin Modern Classics.

Kerouac's first and most important poem, Mexico City Blues, incorporates all the elements of his theory of spontaneous composition.

Memories, fantasies, dreams, and surrealistic free association are all lyrically combined in the loose format of the blues to create an original and moving epic. This edition features and introduction by Alan Ginsberg.
Industry Reviews
A spontaneous bop prosody and original classic literature. -- Allen Ginsberg
A jazz poet. His sentences frequently move into tempestuous sweeps and whorls and sometimes they have something of the rich music of Gerard Manley Hopkins of Dylan Thomas. -- The New York Herald Tribune