Fiction Jack Kerouac Tristessa

ISBN 13: 9780140168112

Tristessa

3.69 avg rating
( 4,521 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140168112: Tristessa

"Each book by Jack Kerouac is unique, a telepathic diamond. With prose set in the middle of his mind, he reveals consciousness itself in all its syntatic elaboration, detailing the luminous emptiness of his own paranoiac confusion. Such rich natural writing is nonpareil in later half XX century, a synthesis of Proust, Céline, Thomas Wolfe, Hemingway, Genet, Thelonius Monk, Basho, Charlie Parker, and Kerouac's own athletic sacred insight.

"This entire short novel Tristessa's a narrative meditation studying a hen, a rooster, a dove, a cat, a chihuaha dog, family meat, and a ravishing, ravished junky lady, first in their crowded bedroom, then out to drunken streets, taco stands, & pads at dawn in Mexico City slums." —Allen Ginsberg

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jack Kerouac
Published by Penguin Group USA, Inc, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group USA, Inc, United States, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Presents the story of the self-destruction of a beautiful Aztec prostitute enmeshed in the drug underworld of Mexico City. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140168112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kerouac, Jack
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1992. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9780140168112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jack Kerouac
Published by Penguin Group USA, Inc, United States (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Group USA, Inc, United States, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Presents the story of the self-destruction of a beautiful Aztec prostitute enmeshed in the drug underworld of Mexico City. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780140168112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kerouac, Jack (Author); Saroyan, Aram (Foreword by)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0140168117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kerouac, Jack
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140168117 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132200411

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kerouac, Jack; Saroyan, Aram [Foreword]
Published by Penguin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # BKTY9780140168112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jack Kerouac
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780140168112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jack Kerouac
Published by Avon Books
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Mass Market Paperback. 126 pages. Dimensions: 6.5in. x 4.3in. x 0.4in.AVON T-429 Paperback. FIRST PAGE: Im riding along with Tristessa in the cab, drunk, with big bottle of Juarez Bourbon whiskey in the till-bag railroad lootbag theyd accused me of holding in railroad 1952-here I am in Mexico City, rainy Saturday night, mysteries, old dream sidestreets with no names reeling in, the little street where Id walked through crowds of gloomy Hobo Indians wrapped in tragic shawls enough to make you cry and you thought you saw knives flashing beneath the folds-lugubrious dreams as tragic as the one of Old Railroad Night where my father sits big of thighs in smoking car of night, outsides a brakeman with red light and white light, lumbering in the sad vast mist tracks of life-but now Im up on that Vegetable plateau Mexico, the moon of Citlapol a few nights earlier Id stumbled to on the sleepy roof on the way to the ancient dripping stone toilet-Tristessa is high, beautiful as ever, goin home gayly to go to bed and enjoy her morphine. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Mass Market Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140168112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kerouac, Jack; Saroyan, Aram [Foreword]
Published by Penguin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780140168112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jack Kerouac
Published by Penguin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140168117 ISBN 13: 9780140168112
New PaperBack Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Strand Book Store, ABAA
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. PaperBack. Book Condition: New. Tristessa is the name with which Jack Kerouac baptized Esparenza Villanueva, a Catholic Mexican young woman, a prostitute and addict to certain drugs, with whom Kerouac fell in live with during one of the many trips he made to Mexico, The novel tells the story of the author's love relatioship with this enigmatic woman. 96p. Bookseller Inventory # 2643622

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.54
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book