Mexico City Blues (Penguin Modern Classics) (UK Edition)

October 31, 2020
Mexico City Blues (Penguin Modern Classics) (UK Edition)

'I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a longblues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday'Freewheeling and spontaneous, Mexico City Blues is JackKerouac's most significant and emblematic poem. Consisting of 242loosely linked 'choruses', it takes in life, death, spirituality,jazz improvisation, memory, fantasies and dreams, all infused withthe rhythm of the blues, to create a surreal and all-encompassingepic.'A spontaneous bop prosody and original classic literature'Allen Ginsberg'A jazz poet. His sentences frequently move into tempestuoussweeps and whorls and sometimes they have something of the richmusic of Gerard Manley Hopkins or Dylan Thomas' The New YorkHerald Tribune