Poets on the peaks : Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades

by John Suiter

Hardcover, 2002




Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2002.


A beautifully illustrated portrait of beat icons Kerouac, Snyder, and Whalen and the years in the Cascades high country that shaped their lives and work

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LibraryThing member rbcdelaware
This book captures something of the early beat generation experience. I found that it tied together much of the writing of people like snyder and Kerouac which I'd read and liked in past years.
LibraryThing member kcshankd
This is a fantastic book, I am very glad I found a copy. Much of the material will be familiar to readers of Snyder and Kerouac, but Suiter adds his first hand experiences in the same locations. The photographs really add to the history. It is heartbreaking, in retrospect, to read Kerouac in his (last) sober reflections, as he came down from the Desolation fire lookout to fame, and his unwanted transition to icon or token.… (more)



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