First edition, first printing of Kerouac's sojourn to France to research his genealogy.
Fine in like jacket.
"Well, why do people change their names? Have they done anything bad, are they criminals, are they ashamed of their real names? Are they afraid of something?"
Originally published in three parts in the "Evergreen Review," SATORI IN PARIS is a classic Kerouac exploration of events and people despite its personal framing. Kerouac expressed concern over the book's shortness in his personal correspondence, and also discouragement in the "general new distaste in culture since 1960 for works of realistic sentimentality... a trend towards the Ian Fleming type of sadistic facetiousness and 'sickjoke' grisliness about human affairs" (Charters). A very attractive of one of Kerouac's last works published in his lifetime.
Read more: Charters, "Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters 1957-1969," page 408.
New York: Grove Press Inc., (1966). 8'' x 5.25''. Original blue publisher's cloth binding with silver titles to spine. Original color typographic dust jacket, unclipped ($3.95), designed by Kuhlman Associates. 118 pages. Includes publisher's review slip laid in. Extremely mild edgewear to jacket, with very light scuff to rear. Slightest bit of soil to fore-edge, else a sharp, bright copy.
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