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[Download] ➾ Lonesome Traveler Author Jack Kerouac – Ebooks2020.co chapter 1 Lonesome Traveler, meaning Lonesome Traveler, genre Lonesome Traveler, book cover Lonesome Traveler, flies Lonesome Traveler, Lonesome Traveler 15d5eafcc904e As He Roams The US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris And London, Jack Kerouac Breathlessly Records, In Prose Of Pure Poetry, The Life Of The Road Standing On The Engine Of A Train As It Rushes Past Fields Of Prickly Cactus Witnessing His First Bullfight In Mexico While High On Opium Catching Up With The Beat Night Life In New York Burying Himself In The Snow Capped Mountains Of North West America Meditating On A Sunlit Roof In Tangiers Or Falling In Love With Montmartre And The Huge White Basilica Of Sacr Coeur Kerouac Reveals The Endless Diversity Of Human Life And His Own High Spirited Philosophy Of Self Fulfilment


10 thoughts on “Lonesome Traveler

  1. says:

    Some of the final sections of Lonesome Traveler are really worth reading New York Scenes, Alone on a Mountaintop and the Vanishing American Hobo provide interesting insight on Kerouac and the beat writers I think this is another work Kerouac finished at breakneck speed and refused to edit It is uneven, but definitely has gems as well


  2. says:

    Forget On the Road, this is the book to read of Kerouac On the Road is fine, but is hampered by Kerouac s thinly disguised hankering after Dean Moriarty Neal Cassady in real life If Kerouac would have wrote about that elephant in the room it would have been a better book The whole book I was going Hey, Sal, the guys a sociopath, get over it.In any case, those problems aren t in this collection of essays on the traveling life Kerouac had in the late 40 s and 50 s Thank God he is lonesome for the most part so we don t have read his obsessions with Cassady or a Mexican whore Rather we get the beat prose on being a hobo, a railman, a solitary guy in a fire lookout, a traveler in Morocco and Europe There really is no other prose writer like this, and you kinda forgive him for the outrageousness because the rhythms and images just come one after another in a gushing torrent


  3. says:

    I wanted to like it but sloppy writing Didn t finish it.


  4. says:

    I started reading this on the US election day It seemed appropriate somehow This book was a little odd in that it was re telling stories he d covered in other novels, but I really enjoyed the way he told them in this It was definitely some of his beautiful prose, in particular the first story about meeting his friend It was one of those great Kerouac descriptions were nothing much happens except two people bum around a bit, and it s simply engrossing I also really enjoyed his description of Morocco and Paris The other characters in this book were only fleeting glimpses, Burroughs turned up twice but only as a shadow There was also a lot of descriptions of the cheap food he was able to find, and how even when he didn t need to he still tried to live as cheaply as possible something I identify with It was another fascinating read I feel like I m getting close to having read everything he s written in a year I think I may hold off on the last few books for awhile as I don t want the journey to be over yet There was one gorgeously cynical description that I really loved Ah America, so big, so sad, so black, you re like the leafs of a dry summer that go crinkly ere August found its end, you re hopeless, everyone you look on you, there s nothing but the dry drear hopelessness, the knowledge of impending death, the suffering of the present life


  5. says:

    It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book, once Jack started writing about working on trains, you could really feel his love for trains and I was able to get into the story then This is a collection of stories from Jack s travels, featuring America, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London I was looking forward to reading about his time in Europe, I wanted to compare his experience to Henry Miller and George Orwell, but it was very different, it was all very spiritual for him, all those old churches and old paintings.One of the chapters is about his experiences as a fire watcher on mount desolation, which happens at the end of the Dharma Bums novel It was really interesting to revisit this experience.The book is written in his usual stream of consciousness style so I would avoid the book if you didn t like on the road.


  6. says:

    A lot of this was pretty redundant, given the autobiographical nature of his fiction, but it was still a nice little window into the stories behind the stories.


  7. says:

    This is a bunch of short ish pieces put together by the common theme of Kerouac being alone and going all everywhere.It s my favorite thing of his I ve read yet, and it s mainly because it s easier for me to take him in small doses than large I don t consider myself to have a short attention span, but reading him, often I ll start to turn to go to the next page then realize my brain has been off on something else while my eyes scanned the words.Reading quietly out loud helped a lot to keep focused on those winding sentences that last 500 words or so, and also help appreciate the auditory lyricism of his prose writing, if that makes sense Mexico Fellaheen and the bullfight was probably the best single scene to read, while The Railroad Earth had a lot of difficult, well, boring parts until he s actually on the train and traveling then it s magnificent Alone on a Mountaintop was like a much condensed Desolation Angels telling a related, but different story to what s in the full, book version I admit to preferring this version and it s Catholic Buddhist conclusion.


  8. says:

    I think I expected this to be like Orwell s down out in Paris London, which it was in part The first half of the book is really repeatative and boring Reading about one train was enough for me but there was the odd beauty of a sentence that pushed me on This is really short but has taken me a little while probably due to the first half The second half was exactly what I wanted I have a total literary crush on Jack and I love to read the romance he sees in the everyday His travels were great to read about and I can t wait to read some of his stories.


  9. says:

    A continuation of the conversationalist and sensationalist style that we know Kerouac s elongated sentences, unorthodox usage of grammar and atypical writing methods is as cumbersome here as it ever was There s no sense faulting his manipulation of the senses through the written word, but the stories herein are presumably much better heard in the midst of a smoky, whiskey soaked beat poetry bar, somewhere in the caverns of New York.


  10. says:

    Pretty likable collection of short pieces written by Ti Jean chronicling his railroading man days, jazz parties guzzling dago red piss and mountaintop madness Most of it rocks and his stream of consciousness style which rules this book keeps the action fresh and frisky.