A definitive portrait of Kerouac relates the events of his life to a critical analysis of his fictional works. Burroughs "Gerald Nicosia's dedicated scholarship in Memory Babe has added important new material that significantly expands our knowledge of Kerouac and his literary achievement. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Grove Pr, Hardcover.
Petersburg, Fla. He was only For 15 years or more he had been committing gradual suicide - as a Catholic, he once said, he was forced to take ''the slow way out'' - living with Memere, his fierce, bigoted old mother, scarcely on speaking terms with his old Beat friends, increasingly unable to write. To the public at large he was still the hero of ''On the Road,'' a book in which he actually played a secondary role.
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