Tristessa by Jack Kerouac


Tristessa by Jack Kerouac. 1960. Near fine condition. Vibrant colors on cover.

“A new and hautingly different novel about a morphine-racked prostitute.”

Throughout the novel, Kerouac skillfully depicts Tristessa’s struggle with addiction and her impoverished existence, juxtaposing descriptions of her saintly beauty and innocence. This work serves as a reflection of Kerouac’s personal experiences, as he weaves his burgeoning interest in Buddhist philosophy into the fabric of the story. Tristessa embodies Kerouac’s stylistic aspirations, as the narrator artfully intertwines themes of suffering, compassion, and spiritual enlightenment, creating a cohesive and thematically rich narrative.

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