Piers of the Homeless Night (Mini Modern Classics)

Author(s): Jack Kerouac; Willa Cather

Adult Classics

See my hand up-tipped, learn the secret of my human heart . . . '

Soaring, freewheeling snapshots of life on the road across America, from the Beat writer who inspired a generation.


Product Information

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. Educated by Jesuit brothers in Lowell, he decided to become a writer at age seventeen and developed his own writing style, which he called 'spontaneous prose'. He used this technique to record the life of the American 'traveler' and the experiences of the Beat Generation, most memorably in On the Road and also in The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums. His other works include Big Sur, Desolation Angels, Lonesome Traveler, Visions of Gerard, Tristessa, and a book of poetry called Mexico City Blues. Jack Kerouac died in 1969.

General Fields

  • : 9780241339183
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : February 2018
  • : 161mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 64
  • : 64
  • : Jack Kerouac; Willa Cather
  • : Jack Kerouac; Willa Cather
  • : 813.54
  • : 813.54