New York; (1962): Farrar, Strauss, and Cudahy. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. 241pp., The hero of this novel is Jack Duluoz who experiences a crisis of mind and spirit; it is the crackup of the "bloody king of the Beatniks." Pursued by reporters, visitors, and hanger-ons attracted by his fame and financial success, jack decides to travel to Big Sur on the Pacific to be completely alone in a friend's cabin. He soon becomes overwhelmed by moods of horror, helplessness and despair and flees to San Francisco. ....This is considered Jack's most moving and memorable novel. A fine bright copy bound in blue marbled paper covered boards backed in black cloth, spine lettering gilt, in unclipped near fine dust jacket with a crease near bottom edge of rear panel.
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