Doctor Sax: Faust Part Three, Part 3

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Grove Press, 1987 - Fiction - 245 pages
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In this haunting novel of intensely felt adolescence, Jack Kerouac tells the story of Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy growing up, as Kerouac himself did, in the dingy factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Dr. Sax, with his flowing cape, slouch hat, and insinuating leer, is chief among the many ghosts and demons that populate Jack's fantasy world. Deftly mingling memory and dream, Kerouac captures the accents and texture of his boyhood in Lowell as he relates Jack's adventures with this cryptic, apocalyptic hipster phantom. "Kerouac dreams of America in the authentic rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, drunk with eagerness for life." - John K. Hutchens; "Kerouac's peculiar genius infects every page." - The New York Times.
 

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I like this so much more than other work by Kerouac. It has a vividness and passion to it, and feels more grounded in spite of its often head-spinning stream-of-consciousness swirl.

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
9
Section 4
18
Section 5
34
Section 6
50
Section 7
61
Section 8
81
Section 13
171
Section 14
176
Section 15
177
Section 16
178
Section 17
183
Section 18
190
Section 19
192
Section 20
204

Section 9
101
Section 10
117
Section 11
145
Section 12
155
Section 21
212
Section 22
219
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Kerouac was discharged from the navy with a personality problem, where he had served as a merchant seaman. His first novel was The Town and the City (1950).

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