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The Sea Is My Brother

March 3, 2009

According to this Guardian article, the long-thought-lost first novel by Jack Kerouac, The Sea Is My Brother, has been recovered and is set to be published.  The novel was written while Kerouac was serving as a merchant seaman and is described by Kerouac as a “man’s simple revolt from society as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies.”

Kerouac seems to be enjoying a Hemingwayesque string of posthumous publications.  I was surprised to see And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks by Kerouac and Burroughs on the “New Fiction” shelf of my local bookseller only a few months ago and it seems as if new Kerouac discoveries are out there just waiting to be found.

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  1. March 4, 2009 12:25 am

    I have wondered what that experience was like for him. I’m a lazy Kerouac fan. I haven’t read much beyond On the Road. I’ll look forward to this one.

    Thanks for the notices.

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