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Atop an Underwood
early stories and other writings
Jack Kerouac ; edited with an introduction and commentary by Paul Marion

Published 1999 by Viking in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

An anthology of early stories by the poet of the Beat generation. Topics range from his time in Columbia University, from which he was expelled, to an excerpt from a novel which is based on his service in the merchant marine.

Table of Contents

Part one : pine forests and pure thought 1936-1940.
from Background --
Repulsion may race here in exhibition feature!! --
from Football novella --
Jack Lewis's baseball chatter --
[One long strange dream] --
Count Basie's band best in land; group famous for "solid" swing --
Go back --
Nothing --
A play I want to write --
Concentration --
We thronged --
[A day in September] --
[I know I am August] --
Radio script : the spirit of '14 --
[I remember the days of my youth] --
from Raw rookie nerves --
Where the road begins --
New York nite club--.
Part two : an original kicker 1941.
from Background --
There's something about a cigar --
God --
If I were wealthy --
[One Sunday afternoon in July] --
The birth of a Socialist --
No connection : a novel that I don't intend to finish --
On the porch, remembering --
The sandbank sage --
Farewell song, sweet from my trees --
[I have to pull up my stakes and roll, man] --
Odyssey (continued) --
[At 18, I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion] --
Observations --
Definition of a poet --
America in the night --
Woman going to Hartford --
Old love-light --
I tell you it is October! --
[Here I am at last with a typewriter] --
[Atop an Underwood : introduction] --
The good jobs --
From Radio City to the Crown --
The little cottage by the sea --
The juke-box is saving America --
Hartford after work --
Legends and legends --
A Kerouac that turned out sublime --
The father of my father --
Credo --
Hungry young writer's notebook --
A young writer's notebook --
[I am going to stress a new set of values] --
[I am my mother's son] --
[Howdy!] --
Today --
This I do know-- --
Search by night.
Part three : to portray life accurately 1942-1943.
from Background --
Sadness at six --
The joy of Duluoz --
Famine for the heart --
[The very thing I live for] --
The mystery --
Thinking of Thomas Wolfe on a winter's night --
from The sea is my brother (merchant mariner) --
Beauty as a lasting truth --
My generation, my world --
The wound of living --
Wounded in action --
The romanticist --
The boy from Philadelphia --
The two Americans.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PS3521.E735 A92 1999

The Physical Object

xxii, 249 p. ;
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
0670888222, 0521620783
9780670888221, 9780521620789
LC Control Number

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