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Mexico City Blues
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date March 1, 1990
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802130600
ISBN-10 0802130607
Dimensions 0.60 by 5.30 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Kerouac's 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. "I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday. I take 242 choruses; my ideas vary and sometimes roll from chorus to chorus or from halfway through a chorus to halfway into the next." "A spontaneous bop prosody and original classic literature." - Allen Ginsberg; "Kerouac calls himself a jazz poet. There is no doubt about his great sensitivity to language. 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


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Paperback
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Reissue edition from Grove Pr (March 1, 1990)
9780802130600 | details & prices | 5.30 × 8.25 × 0.60 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Kerouac's most important poem, Mexico City Blues, incorporates all the elements of his theory of spontaneous composition.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Shambhala Pubns (October 1, 1996)
9780877736806 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The poetry of the father of the Beat Generation is as distinctive as the prose of his perennially popular and highly acclaimed novels.

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