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The Resource The awakener : a memoir of Kerouac and the fifties, Helen Weaver

The awakener : a memoir of Kerouac and the fifties, Helen Weaver

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The awakener : a memoir of Kerouac and the fifties
Title
The awakener
Title remainder
a memoir of Kerouac and the fifties
Statement of responsibility
Helen Weaver
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty years in the writing, Weaver's memoir of her life in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s is worth the wait. With a cast of characters including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Lenny Bruce, the book recreates a time of radical change and great possibility--especially for a young woman escaping a repressive upbringing. While the author's account of her romantic relationship with Kerouac (she appears in Kerouac's Desolation Angels) takes up a substantial part of the book, it's far from the only good story she has to tell. Weaver brings readers into her apartment as she listens to records of Lenny Bruce, explaining why the comic's routines had such a great impact on her and others, and then she shares the tale of her quick affair with the man himself.. This lively, intelligent, and revealing book will appeal to anyone interested in the Beat Generation and the 1960s counterculture Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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336444
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-
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Weaver, Helen
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Beat generation
  • Weaver, Helen
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Ginsberg, Allen
  • Bruce, Lenny
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of Kerouac and the fifties
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The awakener : a memoir of Kerouac and the fifties, Helen Weaver
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Publication
Control code
ocn318876929
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780872865051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009026896
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)318876929
Label
The awakener : a memoir of Kerouac and the fifties, Helen Weaver
Link
Publication
Control code
ocn318876929
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780872865051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009026896
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)318876929

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      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
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