Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake

Doctor Sax and the Great World Snake

Multimedia Set(2 CDs and Unabridged Screenplay)



An astonishing discovery was recently made among the Kerouac archives: that he had written a screenplay, a script for a motion picture based on his classic novel, Doctor Sax - the only known existing screenplay to have been written by one of America's most renown and influential authors. Kerouac's imagination runs wild in this screenplay, which cleverly combines child-like fantasies with true recollections of his childhood growing up in the industrial town of Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1930s. A time when things like the Merrimack River, abandoned buildings, religious memorials, and strange noises in the night ignited the unique talent of one of the great writers of the twentieth century.

Welcome to the world of 11-year-old Jacky Duluoz; a world of sinister plots, mischievous, youthful antics, underworld evildoers, colorful neighborhood characters and childhood chums.

Over 70 illustrations by Richard Sala, and includes audio readings by celebrated writers, poets and recording artists with an original music score by John Medeski.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972973304
Publisher: Gallery 6 Press
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Edition description: 2 CDs and Unabridged Screenplay
Pages: 145
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American novelist, poet, and painter most closely associated with the Beat Movement of the 1950s. His most famous works include On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Big Sur, several of which have been adapted into films. In 1959 Kerouac released his collection of poems Mexico City Blues. Few authors can claim as large an influence on American culture as Jack Kerouac and his examinations of youth and rebellion.

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