Jean-Louis "Jack" Kérouac (12 Marzo 1922 – 21 Ottobre 1969)
Desolation Angels è un libro del 1965, qui in una edizione Panther del 1972.
Dalla quarta di copertina:
Desolation Angels is Kerouac ’s most important novel since On the Road. It is a novel that borrows intensely from life - all the leading figures of the Beat Generation can be recognised in it. lt tells of the living and loving and hard travelling of that generation. . . a generation which, in its refusal to follow or conform, laid the foundations of the life-style of today's 'alternative culture'. Kerouac, even after his death, is still the most potent spokesman for the aware, rebellious young people who turn away from the shallow, corrupt values of Western so-called civilization. His writing, like his ideals, cuts across most of the accepted conventional paths. This is what makes Desolation Angels so exciting, so vibrant, so urgently real.
'One of the best'
'Kerouac’s energy is contagious, his compassion and concern are the genuine homespun article'
'A rip-roaring, racing torrent of words'