Doctor Sax

Doctor Sax

by Jack Kerouac
Doctor Sax

Doctor Sax

by Jack Kerouac


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From the most famous of the Beat writers, the semi-autobiographical novel of growing up between dreams and nightmares in early twentieth century Massachusetts, now reissued following Kerouac’s centenary celebration

A haunting novel of deeply felt adolescence, Dr. Sax is the story of Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up in Kerouac’s own birthplace, the dingy factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts. There, Dr. Sax, with his flowing cape, slouched hat, and insinuating leer, is chief among the many ghosts and demons that populate Jack’s fantasy world. Deftly mingling memory and dream, Kerouac captures the accents and textures of his boyhood in Lowell in this novel of a cryptic, apocalyptic hipster phantom that he once described as “the greatest book I ever wrote, or that I will write.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802162113
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2023
Series: Kerouac, Jack
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 409,243
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

About The Author
JACK KEROUAC was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. On the Road, published in 1957, epitomized what became known as the “Beat generation.” He died in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1969.

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John Clellon Holmes

Kerouac's work is one of the most extraordinary, influential, maddening, and ultimately prodigious achievements in recent literature.

Allen Ginsberg

Jack Kerouac, new Buddha of American prose, who spit forth intelligence...a spontaneous bop prosody and original classic literature.

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