Big Sur (Digital Audiobook)

By Jack Kerouac, Grover Gardner (Narrator)

Publication Date: December 31, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/14/2014)
Paperback (6/1/1992)
Paperback (4/26/2011)
Paperback (10/9/2013)
Paperback, French (9/1/1979)
MP3 CD (5/1/2000)
Compact Disc (5/1/2000)
Paperback (2/1/2010)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/1/2009)
Compact Disc (12/1/2009)


Coming down from his carefree youth and unwanted fame, Jack Kerouac undertakes a mature confrontation of some of his most troubling emotional issues: a burgeoning problem with alcoholism, addiction, fear, and insecurity. He dutifully records his ever-changing states of consciousness, which culminate in a powerful religious experience. Big Sur was written some time after Jack Kerouac's best-known works, following a visit to northern California and the first feelings of midlife crisis. Kerouac stayed for several weeks in a cabin in Big Sur, California, and with friends in San Francisco. Upon returning home, he wrote this account in a two-week period. Critic Richard Meltzer referred to Big Sur as Kerouac's "masterpiece, and one of the great, great works of the English language."