By Jack Kerouac
Top recognized for his "Legend of Duluoz" novels, together with On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac is additionally an enormous poet. In those 8 prolonged poems, Kerouac writes from the center of expertise within the song of language, using an identical instrumental blues shape that he used to fullest influence in Mexico urban Blues, his principally unheralded vintage of postmodern literature. Edited through Kerouac himself, Book of Blues is an exuberant foray into language and recognition, wealthy with imagery, propelled by means of rythm, and dependent in a reverent attentiveness to the moment.
"In my process, the shape of blues choruses is proscribed via the small web page of the breastpocket computer during which they're written, just like the type of a collection variety of bars in a jazz blues refrain, and so occasionally the word-meaning can hold from one refrain into one other, or now not, like the phrase-meaning can hold harmonically from one refrain to the opposite, or no longer, in jazz, in order that, in those blues as in jazz, the shape depends on time, and by means of the musicians spontaneous phraseology & harmonizing with the beat of time because it waves & waves on by way of in measured choruses." —Jack Kerouac