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You're a Genius All the Time

Belief and Technique for Modern Prose

By Jack Kerouac,Foreword by Regina Weinreich,Photographs courtesy of the Kerouac Estate

5 x 6 in; 96 pp;
15 b/w photographs
Hardcover
August 2009
ISBN 9780811870269
ISBN10 081187026X

SKU# 9780811870269

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Jack Kerouac's musings on the creative process are collected together for the first time in this exquisite book. Inthe 1950s Allen Ginsberg asked Kerouac to formally describe his "spontaneous prose" method, resulting in a list of maxims called Belief an...
You're a Genius All the Time


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You're a Genius All the Time

Jack Kerouac's musings on the creative process are collected together for the first time in this exquisite book. Inthe 1950s Allen Ginsberg asked Kerouac to formally describe his "spontaneous prose" method, resulting in a list of maxims called Belief and Technique for Modern Prose. Kerouac entertains with sage advice, whether he's offering a sublime reminder to "believe in the holy contour of life" or a practical admonition to "accept loss forever." With aforeword by Kerouac scholar Regina Weinreich and select photos from the Kerouac Estate, You're a Genius All theTime is a beautiful and intimate work of inspiration.

 

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5 x 6 in; 96 pp;
15 b/w photographs
Hardcover
August 2009
ISBN 9780811870269
ISBN10 081187026X
Jack Kerouac is best known as the chronicler of the Beat Generation. His books include On the Road, The Dharma Bums, The Subterraneans, and Desolation Angels.

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10/11/11| Lauren Gibaldi
This small book is beautifully (and simply) bound. The beginning section (his Belief's and Techniques) is full of excellent and appropriate black and white photographs of Kerouac and his friends doing what they do best - living. The typography is great - fast, bold and lively, just like them. The second half of the book (his Essentials), is simpler, with a basic courier new typewriter font. It's more descriptive, and less spur of the moment. Essentially, it's perfect for what he's saying.

I can't say enough how much I like Kerouac's style. It's crazy and utterly confusing at times, but it's him and I appreciate that. The book is inspiring for any writer, and an essential for any beat fan.