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Atop an Underwood

early stories and other writings

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This edition was published in by Viking in New York.

Written in English

249 pages

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.

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1999, Viking
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Atop an Underwood

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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.

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Atop an Underwood

early stories and other writings

This edition was published in by Viking in New York.


Edition Description

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.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3521.E735 A92 1999, PG3041 .W33 1998

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24770070M
Internet Archive
atopunderwoodear00kero
ISBN 10
0670888222, 0521620783
ISBN 13
9780670888221, 9780521620789
LC Control Number
99020052, 98020052
OCLC/WorldCat
40857068

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