San Francisco Blues

San Francisco Blues Jack Kerouac is best known for his multi volume Legend of Duluoz which includes On the Road and The Dharma Bums but he was also an important poet One of the eight extended poems contained in Kerouac

  • Title: San Francisco Blues
  • Author: Jack Kerouac
  • ISBN: 9780146001185
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jack Kerouac is best known for his multi volume Legend of Duluoz, which includes On the Road and The Dharma Bums, but he was also an important poet One of the eight extended poems contained in Kerouac s Book of Blues Penguin 1995 , San Francisco Blues is an exuberant foray into language and consciousness, combining rich imagery, complex internal rhythms, and a reverentJack Kerouac is best known for his multi volume Legend of Duluoz, which includes On the Road and The Dharma Bums, but he was also an important poet One of the eight extended poems contained in Kerouac s Book of Blues Penguin 1995 , San Francisco Blues is an exuberant foray into language and consciousness, combining rich imagery, complex internal rhythms, and a reverent attentiveness to the moment.

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    1. Julie Ehlers

      I'm not sure what the occasion was, but about 20 years ago Penguin Classics put out these little 100-page books, small enough to fit in your back pocket. Most of them were just single short stories, but this one was a poem cycle that was part of Jack Kerouac's collection of "blues" poems. I liked that the book was self-contained but could serve as an intro to the larger project, so I put down my 95 cents (no lie--that was the cover price!) and promptly forgot about it. I wasn't really much of a [...]

    2. David Schaafsma

      It's Kerouac, man, it gets 2 stars just for being his and being beat, in my universe. And I like the tiny book format, it fits in the palm of your hand. I just picked it up at a used book sale so sat down to read it right away. I love tiny books as City Lights puts out.The trouble for me is that while Kerouac is an often great writer of autobiographical fiction, I never liked his poetry. He loved jazz and blues and tried to emulate it in his writing, and there's quite a bit of blues poetry from [...]

    3. Vicky

      These first poems by Kerouac are way better to carry around than to read. He composed them all in a notebook that could fit into his breastpocket and used the space limitations of the small page as if they were chords, or was it choruses, of blues/jazz, that required being spontaneous and responding to your surroundings. I was insistent to read them only while I took the train so that I could feel the movement more than indoors since this is no book to read in bed. It was perfect timing for me t [...]

    4. Matt

      San Francisco BluesWritten in a rocking chairIn the Cameo Hotel San Francisco Skid row Nineteen Fifty Four.This pretty white cityOn the other side of the country Will no longer be Available to me I saw heaven move Said "This is the End" Because I was tired of all that portend. And any time you need meCall I'll be at the other endWaiting at the final hall

    5. Marvin Reininger

      In some ways, which I won't get into as to be vague, this is better than Mexico City Blues. In other ways, as stated above, is not as good at Mexico City Blues.

    6. Mitch

      I prefer Kerouac's poetry to his prose, and this book, like Mexico City Blues, is a superb example of why. Arranged in choruses, meant to be heard like a chorus in a jazz piece by, say, Charlie Parker, simply rolls along a sharp melodic line, blasting consonants and stretching vowels like a good solo does, here Kerouac is amazing. Can't quite figure out why these poems were left unpublished for so long.

    7. Stephen

      I love penguin pocket editions for their size and ability to move with me.Secondly, Penguin always presents the best of writers, sometimes with their most obscure works.San Fran Blues doesn't dissappoint. These poems are great snacks for the hungry reader.

    8. Rod

      Like picking up someone's diary and trying to fathom their own coded language. It's interesting, frustrating, and sometimes breaks through into vivid snapshots of experience. Kerouac knew how to make a printed page sing the blues. These are early practice sessions.

    9. Mays

      Refreshing and interesting, though I still feel that it would give me better insight to read it again. I think I like Kerouac.

    10. Sheri Fresonke Harper

      Each of the poems is a chorus in a bluesy song that tells of the people of San Francisco and of the many experiences. This is quite different from "On the Road".

    11. Nilo Di Stefano

      MusicaE' musica , non solo poesia. Il blues lo senti , lo assapori e lo mandi giù come una tequila.

    12. Edward Moore

      I love this little volume of poems. tHIS MUST BE THE 12TH TIME i HAVE READ ITOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

    13. Josh Simpson

      read these out loud, the sound & wordplay dances across the brain & draws never before seen shapes in the air as with a cosmic yet bedraggled sparkler

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