: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks (Audible Audio Edition) : Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Ray Porter, Inc. Blackstone Audio. And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is an incomparable artifact from the early days of the Beats, a fascinating piece of American literary history, and a. The best thing about this collaboration between Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs is its gruesomely comic title: “And the Hippos Were.

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The New York Timesin a review panning the novel, called the book “flimsy” “repetitious” and “flat-footed”.

Also sad and interesting was seeing the corruption of the cops while Will was bar tending. Overige kenmerken Extra groot lettertype Nee. To view it, click here.

Betrokkenen Auteur William S. There is plenty of drinking.

View all 4 comments. Doing so, he involved them in the crime. And it’s less about the murder and aftermath, and more about setting the scene, o The strange case of Lucien Carr and David Kammerer. Burroughs, who also became good friends with Carr and promised not to have it published until after his death, so as to not further ruin his name and bring up that part of his life.

Ryko and Dennison I “cheated” a bit with this book and used the audio edition. So yeah it’s a must of course for fans of both writers, but also, and again, it captures a moment very well – and therefore the book is very moving for that reason alone. The story itself ambles slowly through the hot summer in the Overall, this will end up in that category of books I’m glad I read, though I’m not sure how much I liked it.


But the jumping back and forth between narrators who seem very similar got confusing at times. No, not even approaching the skill and depth of the authors’ later works. Novels by William S. It’s a quick read. The writing is raw and has the beginnings of the voices we’re used to from these two writers. Still, a must-r Though definitely an invaluable literary artifact and of interest to Beat junkies, this is little more than that.

My favourite parts of this book were, funnily enough, not related to the core part of the story the murder but Jack’s attempts, with Lucien Carr in tow who was desperately trying to get away from the psychopathic Kammerer shadowing his every move, to get signed up to the Merchant Marine.

Overall, this will end up in that category of books I’m glad I read, though I’m not sure how much I liked it. Gratis verzending vanaf 20 euro 30 dagen bedenktijd en gratis retourneren Ophalen bij een bol. This book was above all else an interesting bit of literary history. Kerouac married his girlfriend, Edie Janie in the story so that her family would bail him out of jail.

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

He was born to a wealthy family in St. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Even as young writers, their stylistic prose writing comes super clear as if it was their DNA being printed out on a page. E non poteva essere altrimenti.


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Ballard considered Burroughs to be “the most important writer to emerge since boilec Second World War”, while Norman Mailer declared him “the only American writer who may be conceivably possessed by genius”.

Kerouac was said to have had a photographic memory whence his childhood knickname ‘Memory Babe’ and after reading this book, I have no doubt whatsoever that that was very very true.

Like all of Kerouac’s and Burroughs’ writing, this theig was based upo Kerouac and Burroughs wrote this novel together, writing alternate chapters, in when they were unknowns. Interesting people fighting the mundane.

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On the whole, I myself find both writers to often be almost simultaneously innovative and limiting hippoe the most intriguing yet vexing ways. Jack Kerouac Lonesome Traveler 8, Toon meer Toon minder. Penguin Books published the novel in Tanls Please correct me if I’m wrong to Greenland and his accounts of how they narrowly escaped the German U-boats which crop up elsewhere in Kerouac’s canon such as in Vanity of Duluoz and I think the recently released The Sea is My Brother.

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