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Best known for his "Legend of Duluoz" novels, including On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac is also an important poet. In these eight extended poems, Kerouac writes from the heart of experience in the music of language, employing the same instrumental blues form that he used to fullest effect in Mexico City Blues, his largely unheralded classic of postmodern literature. Edited by Kerouac himself, Book of Blues is an exuberant foray into language and consciousness, rich with imagery, propelled by rythm, and based in a reverent attentiveness to the moment.

"In my system, the form of blues choruses is limited by the small page of the breastpocket notebook in which they are written, like the form of a set number of bars in a jazz blues chorus, and so sometimes the word-meaning can carry from one chorus into another, or not, just like the phrase-meaning can carry harmonically from one chorus to the other, or not, in jazz, so that, in these blues as in jazz, the form is determined by time, and by the musicians spontaneous phrasing & harmonizing with the beat of time as it waves & waves on by in measured choruses." —Jack Kerouac

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The form of these eight long, previously unpublished poems written between 1954 and 1961, is, Kerouac writes, "limited by the small page of the breastpocket notebook in which they were written." Each poem is actually a series of "blues choruses," and they leap with drunkenly self-centered themes and wordplay, laced with some vivid, subjective observations of street scenes, as in Canto Uno of "MacDougal Street Blues": "I mean sincerely/ naive sailors buying prints/ Women with red banjos/ On their handbags... They don''t even listen to me when/ I try to tell them they will die." Girls, nonsense and the craft of writing are topics that figure prominently. Like all of Kerouac''s work, these choruses live or die with the poet''s enthusiasm, sometimes sunk in navel-gazing, sometimes stunning in their inspired leaps between images or thoughts. They beg to be read aloud and, like the jazz they are meant to reflect, some sections really swing while others are just keeping time.
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Kerouac''s poetry is oddly appealing, even when it isn''t very good, which is often in this collection of "blues"?sequences of song-poems rooted in urban locales that range from San Francisco to Mexico City. The given limitation of each short poem is the size of a page in the poet''s tiny notebook; in each sequence, a thread is carried over from one poem to the next, like song verses or diary entries interrupted by drink or sleep. Best known, of course, for his 1957 novel, On the Road, Kerouac always seems to be on the move. From the Bowery to Mexico City, he sketches what he sees: his vision is permeated with booze, suffering, and an admirable drive to get it all down on paper. His faith in the redemptive act of writing is particularly refreshing at this time of conservative backlash against the arts. These previously unpublished poems annoy and amuse and occasionally relax into beauty: "And raindrops/that don''t know/You''ve been deceived/Slide on iron/Raggedly gloomy." For subject collections.?Ellen Kaufman, Dewey Ballantine Law Lib., New York
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Gaps in Kerouac''s complex and sonorous canon are being filled in slowly but surely. Last winter brought his Selected Letters and The Portable Jack Kerouac , and now we have this set of eight previously unpublished "blues" poems written between 1954 and 1961. These long poems, series of "choruses" or sketches, resemble, in form and avidity, Kerouac''s amazing verse creation Mexico City Blues (1959). They are strongly tied to place and are, as the allusion to music implies, boldly improvisational. Kerouac finds and breaks connections between images and observations as he channels the energy of San Francisco, New York, Washington, and various Mexican towns and cities into great rushes of language. As he riffs and indulges in easy wordplay, Kerouac can be either astute or sloppy, visionary or banal, but, as Robert Creeley writes in his fine introduction, his poems "provide an intensely vivid witness of both writer and time." Whatever their failings, these scintillating poems will strike a chord with fans of performance poetry or even rap, as well as with Kerouac enthusiasts. Donna Seaman

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Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

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Randolph Severson
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Pure Kerouac....& Essential
Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2020
Pure Kerouac — Blues, Jazz, Zen Haiku, Celtic Hazelnuts of Wisdom dropped into the Mind’s reflecting pool. You gotta read these poems aloud to really get it, otherwise it’s like a saxophone left in the case or wind chimes on a windless day. It’s sharp, quick sweet lines of... See more
Pure Kerouac — Blues, Jazz, Zen Haiku, Celtic Hazelnuts of Wisdom dropped into the Mind’s reflecting pool. You gotta read these poems aloud to really get it, otherwise it’s like a saxophone left in the case or wind chimes on a windless day. It’s sharp, quick sweet lines of attentive perception, the music of wordplay, syntax stretched like a teen-ager’s growth spurt. It’s not the best of Kerouac — the best of Kerouac’s poetry is in his prose. But it’s exactly what Kerouac wanted it be: an experience of the world through rhythms, imagery and words as timed, tuned and transparent...... as true to the flux and wealth of the moment, its concentrates and dissolutions, as he could make it to be. An part of one of the 20th Century’s great Literary canons. Deserves to be!
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Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2015
Great book, great service!
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Drummer Girl
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Decent book
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
This was a decent book. It wasn''t the best book I''ve read that was written by Kerouac. However, I have read way worse books of poetry by other writers. Book of Blues does have some interesting parts though. For example , there is one poem that''s wrote in all... See more
This was a decent book. It wasn''t the best book I''ve read that was written by Kerouac. However, I have read way worse books of poetry by other writers.

Book of Blues does have some interesting parts though. For example , there is one poem that''s wrote in all French. I''m glad I ran it through a translator because for me it ended up being one of the best parts of the book.

It doesn''t take long to read It and it''s not a bad way to spend a day. I expected more from Kerouac but, it''s still not bad. I have to give it 3 out of 5 stars.
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Be-Bop Boy
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2009
Some of the general points made below have been used in other reviews of books and materials by and about Jack Kerouac. "As I have explained in another entry in this space in a DVD review of the film documentary "The Life And Times Of Allen Ginsberg", recently I... See more
Some of the general points made below have been used in other reviews of books and materials by and about Jack Kerouac.

"As I have explained in another entry in this space in a DVD review of the film documentary "The Life And Times Of Allen Ginsberg", recently I have been in a "beat" generation literary frame of mind. I think it helps to set the mood for commenting on Jack Kerouac''s lesser non-prose work, the poems under review here, "Book Of Blues" that it all started last summer when I happened to be in Lowell, Massachusetts on some personal business. Although I have more than a few old time connections with that now worn out mill town I had not been there for some time. While walking in the downtown area I found myself crossing a small park adjacent to the site of a well-known mill museum and restored textile factory space. Needless to say, at least for any reader with a sense of literary history, at that park I found some very interesting memorial stones inscribed with excerpts from a number of his better known works dedicated to Lowell''s `bad boy'', the "king of the 1950s beat writers".

And, just as naturally, when one thinks of Kerouac then, "On The Road", his classic modern physical and literary `search'' for the meaning of America for his generation which came of age in post-World War II , readily comes to mind. No so well known, however, is the fact that that famous youthful novel was merely part of a much grander project, an essentially autobiographical exposition by Kerouac in many volumes starting from his birth in 1922, to chart and vividly describe his relationship to the events, great and small, of his times. Those volumes bear the general title "The Legend Of Duluoz". Perhaps even less well known are his poetic works, although given his spontaneous writing style method and association with many of the key poets of the 1940s and 1950s, beat or not, it is less understandable. That is why we today, in the year of the forty anniversary of Kerouac''s death, are under the sign of a compilation of his poetry, aptly titled, "Book Of Blues".

Kerouac, in a couple of famous essays and in various places in some of his novels, makes a very big point that he was deeply influenced by the rhythm of jazz and by the be-bop language associated with it. Certain passages from "On The Road" and other works clearly emphasize that point. Although Kerouac was not known as a major beat poet, and will not be remembered as such, he certainly rated as a talented minor one, as these poems, especially "San Francisco Blues" indicate. It is hard to get a sense, unlike with Allen Ginsberg, of Kerouac''s ideas how these poems should "sound" from merely reading them on the page. But there is a method to the couple of hundred choruses that are included here in various forms broken into several interrelated poems. Let''s put it this way, read a couple of Kerouac''s books and then come back to this.
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J. Curto
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Poetry or prose, but exactly what is?
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2020
Misunderstood in their time, genius and innovation are panned and flayed by the masses. Kerouac experimented with syntax, sound, and rhythm. Listen to what he says and how he says it. You may see something new with your own eyes in the most mundane moments of life.
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Ron Whitaker
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2014
Love it ! A++
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Charlie Burgess
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Book of Blues
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 1999
Contains the outstanding ''Desolation Blues''. Otherwise unremarkable
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jeff davis
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what an excellent use of imagery!
Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2000
this book has so many unique qualities to it, and they all focus so much on Kerouac''s unusual lifestyle... the book, with it''s so many chouruses is an inspiration!
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