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  • Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake
  • Jack Kerouac
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  • 07 November 2018
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Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake Read ☆ 107 Version of the screenplayUnabridged origional. Dr SaxThe year 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac s 1922 1969 On the Road The Library of America among others publishers has marked the occasion with the publication of a new volume including five Kerouac Road Novels I wanted to reread other works by Kerouac besides the road novels that are in danger of being overlooked and I turned to Dr Sax Kerouac wrote Dr Sax in 1952 while living with William Burroughs in Mexico City It was a difficult time for both writers Kerouac had already written On the Road but could not get it published Burroughs had just accidentally killed his lover Joan Vollmer during a drunken game of William Tell Dr Sax proved even difficult to publish than On the Road and did not appear in print until 1959Dr Sax differs from On the Road and the other books in the LOA collection in that it is set in Lowell Massachusetts the town where Kerouac grew up Lowell is a small mill town on the banks of the Merrimack River During Kerouac s boyhood it was home to a substantial French Canadian immigrant population to a community of Greek Americans and to several other diverse ethnic groups Kerouac s parents were both immigrants from French Canada They spoke a dialect of French in their home and Kerouac did not learn English until he was about seven years old A fascinating part of Dr Sax is the French dialogue among Kerouac and his family with Kerouac immediately providing an English rendition in addition to the FrenchThe book is written from the perspective of an adult Kerouac in 1952 in Mexico City looking back and reflecting upon his childhood and early adolescence from the standpoint of his ongoing difficult life as a writer struggling for publication and combating his own inner demons of drugs and alcohol It opens with a dream and Kerouac tells the reader that memory and dream are intermixed in this mad universe The book features a strange character the young Kerouac invented named Dr Sax a sinister figure in a cape and slouch hat Dr Sax is accompanied by other bizarre characters including Count Cordu the Vampire the Great Snake the Wizard and others who live in a large weed grown abandoned house on a snake infested hill just outside of Lowell Kerouac conceived the idea of Dr Sax from various comic books that were popular when he was a childDr Sax is memorable largely for the picture it draws of Kerouac s childhood and of Lowell Kerouac is named Jack Duluoz or Ti Jean in the book It gives good portraits of Kerouac s mother and father and of the family s many moves among the poorer neighborhoods of the town and of Kerouac s older sister and ill fated brother Gerard who died when he was ten Kerouac Ti Jean is portrayed as a sensitive imaginative and athletic child The book offers portraits of Kerouac playing baseball and marbles going to church engaging in pranks and fights with his childhood friends and enemies watching movies and reading books experiencing the first flush of sexuality and learning to masturbate and learning of death in the person of Gerard and several others The book also shows a great deal of Lowell and its environs especially of a large flood that destroyed much of the city s downtown in 1936The story of young Ti Jean and of Lowell is punctuated by comic book like tales of Dr Sax Dr Sax also appears as a shadowy figure commenting upon and observing the life of young Kerouac and his family and friends There is something sinister about Sax throughout most of the book He is partly drawn from William Burroughs as he is shown travelling through South and Central America for various powders In the lengthy final chapter of the book Ti Jean accompanies Dr Sax in a bizarre chapter in which Sax purports to ward off the forces of evil that threaten Lowell The story gets a sharp wizard of Oz like twist at the endWith the comic characters and the surprise ending there is a great deal of mad humor in Dr Sax but the tone still is predominantly one of melancholy and reflection In one particularly good scene Kerouac s dying uncle prophetically tells him my child poor Ti Jean do you know my dear that you are destined to be a man of big sadness and talent it ll never to live or die you ll suffer like others The Dr Sax figure similarly seems to show the price Kerouac paid for becoming a writer The book suggests with its subtitle Faust Part Three that Kerouac s writing was part of a Faustian bargain with Dr Sax in which Kerouac paid for his literary imagination with a sad and tormented lifeDr Sax was Kerouac s favorite among his own novels and many readers would among his work regard it as his best or second best after On the Road Other works have their own partisans as well This book will interest readers who want to see a lesser known side of Kerouac The book is written in a variety of styles It is erratic and not easy reading Those who are interested in Kerouac s portrayals of his life in Lowell might also enjoy Maggie Cassidy and Kerouac s first and underappreciated book The Town and the CityRobin Friedman

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Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake Read ☆ 107 Special Multi Media Editionincludes 2 cd audio. Forget for the moment about On the Road anyone about to read Kerouac should start here Dr Sax is the crystallization of Kerouac s creative integrity and vision Here his style is unencumbered by the editorial corrections that helped make On the Road a best seller but compromised its thematic execution and the imagination that produced the mythical Dr Sax is the same that in the guise of Sal Paradise seeks redemption Here revealed in its purest realization is the source of the loss and desperation that haunt On the Road and lead to the physical emotional and creative breakdown in Big Sur As a portrayal of imagination and its inevitable universal loss it s an inspirational heartbreak

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Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake Read ☆ 107 Screenplay text74 illustrations by Richard Sa. Seems like Jack Kerouac can go wrong after all This novel showed me personally how wonderful ideas do not automatically guarantee a wonderful story In a lot of ways Doctor Sax is as pure as writing can get It feels raw unpolished honest On an emotional level this makes it extremely personal from a reader point s of view however boring Kerouac has always phrased his thoughts in a stream of consciousness style yet I personally prefer his stories after their fair share of editing It s a shame since the ideas here are lovely Kerouac has named this his favorite out of his own books and I can see why In it he reconstructs his childhood We see the world through the eyes of a child somebody on the verge to growing up For the moment however the world is still full of magic as well as beauty and unexplored secrets If only it wasn t such a drag to get through it Childhood certainly didn t feel like that Addison Blakely illustrations by Richard Sa. Seems like Jack Kerouac can go wrong after all This novel showed me personally how wonderful The Collective ideas do not automatically guarantee a wonderful story In a lot of ways Doctor Sax King of Kings Ballantyne #6 is as pure as writing can get It feels raw unpolished honest On an emotional level this makes Der kleine Vampir it extremely personal from a reader point s of view however boring Kerouac has always phrased his thoughts Hearthkeeper in a stream of consciousness style yet I personally prefer his stories after their fair share of editing It s a shame since the 'Tis A Memoir ideas here are lovely Kerouac has named this his favorite out of his own books and I can see why In Cookies for Santa it he reconstructs his childhood We see the world through the eyes of a child somebody on the verge to growing up For the moment however the world Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book is still full of magic as well as beauty and unexplored secrets If only Cruel to be Kind it wasn t such a drag to get through White Shark it Childhood certainly didn t feel like that