Visions of Gerard

Visions of Gerard Gerard Duluoz was born in a sickly little kid with a rheumatic heart and many other complications that made him ill for th emost part of his life which ended in July when he was and the

  • Title: Visions of Gerard
  • Author: Jack Kerouac
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  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gerard Duluoz was born in 1917 a sickly little kid with a rheumatic heart and many other complications that made him ill for th emost part of his life which ended in July 1926, when he was 9, and the nuns of St Louis de France Parochial School were at his bedside to take down his dying words because they d heard his astonishing revelations of heaven delivered in catechis Gerard Duluoz was born in 1917 a sickly little kid with a rheumatic heart and many other complications that made him ill for th emost part of his life which ended in July 1926, when he was 9, and the nuns of St Louis de France Parochial School were at his bedside to take down his dying words because they d heard his astonishing revelations of heaven delivered in catechism class on no encouragement than it was his turn to speak This is the opening sentence of a novel unlike any other by Jack Kerouac In it he recaptures the scenes and sensations of earliest childhood, the first four years of Ti Jean Duluoz as they unfold in the short tragic happy life of his older brother Gerard The scene in a New England town set among substantial redbrick smokestacks of Lowell Mills along the river on sad red Sunday afternoons when big scowling Emil Pop Duluoz our father is in his shirtsleeves reading the funnies in a corner by the potted plant of time and home Childhood s wisdom, anguish, intensity, innocence, evil, insight, suffering, delight and shock are all here The smallest animals, being so near, seem to have reality for Gerard and Jean than people the birds at the bedroom window, who never come close enough to satisfy Gerard the trapped mouse, his first experience of death their cat Gigi When he isn t confined to bed, Gerard goes to school where he falls asleep and has a vision of Our Lady in heaven to church, where he astonishes the priest in the confessional to the backstage area of B F Keith s theatre, where his father s cronies play poker to the drugstore, braving the winter s night to get his mother some medicine or back home, where his French Canuck relatives often come to laugh and drink and weep For the first four years of my life, while he lived, I was not Ti Jean Duluoz, I was Gerard, the world was his face, the flower of his face, the pale stooped disposition, the heartbreakingness and the holiness and his teachings of tenderness to me Visions of Gerard is about childhood, but it is not a book for children The theme, in fact, could hardly be serious it is nothing less than the meaning of existence.

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    1. Jack Kerouac

      Jack Kerouac was born Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac on March 12, 1922, in Lowell, Massachusetts Jack Kerouac s writing career began in the 1940s, but didn t meet with commercial success until 1957, when On the Road was published The book became an American classic that defined the Beat Generation Kerouac died on October 21, 1969, from an abdominal hemorrhage, at age 47.

    709 thoughts on “Visions of Gerard”

    1. Like every sixteen year old male who was tired of the suburban life and wanted to break free of it all, I became obsessed with Kerouac. A young, liberal English teacher at my very small, very conservative high school helped me explore Kerouac's other works through an expansive research project my senior year. Having aged slightly and moved past a lot of the teenage angst that every high schooler seems to go through, Kerouac seems like a bizarre relic. He moved from the icon of freedom and a life [...]


    2. By far Kerouac's most vivid, heartbreaking, and creative book. It's the book where he had to do the most writing, the most composition, the most fabrication. Gerard died when he was four--all of these "visions" had to be generated, as opposed to most of his other work which is more creative memoir. This one actually purports to be a memoir, but couldn't be. After all, what do you remember about being four? Quote something you heard when you were four years old. Kerouac takes the diaphanous shade [...]


    3. Read in Kerouac: Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Big Sur.This is a story about childhood and brothers. Jack Kerouac wrote this book about his older brother, Gerard, who died at the young age of nine. Jack clearly adored his brother, with Gerard pictured as a happy older brother who was wise beyond his years. It's a heartbreaking story of grief and coping with death and existence. I enjoyed this work by Kerouac more than some of his other writings. Though the subject matter was different than [...]


    4. This beginning novel in the ongoing Duluoz Legend gives a decent glimpse into the brilliance Kerouac would later achieve, but the glimpse arrives unfashionably late.There’s a style to the prose of Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) where he’s some sort of middle passage, some sort of vessel that is constantly taking and giving. His state of reverie is always emphasizing the prettiness of things, though they may be nothing more than pretty destroyed. This constant observation and absorption doesn’t l [...]


    5. The framework for this novel is the inevitable death of Kerouac's 9 year old, older brother, from an incurable sickness. Although the somber backdrop was a debbie-downer, the style was uplifting. This book is loaded with poetic prose, making it my favorite Kerouac work. It could have been labeled an epoch poem, but poetry doesn't sell, not like novels.Truman Capote said Kerouac's stuff wasn't writing, it was typing. But stick your finger anywhere in this book and read an excerpt and you will rec [...]


    6. 3.5 starsThe first installation of Jack Kerouac’s “Duluoz Legend” offers a brief glimpse into the short life of his older brother, Gerard, whose death at age nine was a deep loss to Jack.Jack viewed Gerard as a saint, and writes from that perspective throughout while he tries to cope with death, life, existence, meaning, etc, maintaining that what Gerard taught him can also be accessed through the passed-down wisdom from the past.It’s got the expected Kerouackian flourishes, although it [...]


    7. This book seems the most personal of Kerouac's I've read thus far. More of his family, his home and the people closest to him, not some wayward adventure somewhere. Yet it feels like he still held back at the same time, that there was more to say on the subject of his brother. no doubt it effected him in a tremendous way (duh), and the mixture of Buddhist and Catholic beliefs on Kerouac's mind are integral with all of this as well. The book is brief, tragic and sudden. There are no periods (that [...]


    8. "A few fall trees reach faint red twigs to it, smoke-smells wraith to twist like ghosts in noses of morning, the saw of Boisvert Lumberyard is heard to whine at a log and whop it, the rumble of junkmen's cart on Beaulieu Street, one little kid cry far off - souls, souls, the sky receives it all."


    9. I'll apologize beforehand--this is kind of a rambly, not very good review.I really liked this book. It's my first Kerouac book. During the first half of Visions of Gerard I tried to quit reading it. I wondered why I was reading it and what I would get out of it. It was hard to read and a little depressing. But, I couldn't leave it. I think there was the idea of needing to know how the story ended. I think I also wanted to finish the book for finishing's sake. But , then there was the appeal of K [...]


    10. I read this at 17 or 18 in one full sitting while in the waiting room at mass general hospital while my grandmother was ailing. I had the day off from school- nothing to do, nowhere to go.I plugged in, and was completely taken over by the story. I've revisited it since then, but not even close to the same experience.You know how that happens? A book will just come into your life, and BLAMMO--- you're all about it. Then, it slowly fades away into memory.UNTIL, of course, your Dad unearths it from [...]


    11. Visions of Gerard is a beautiful but painful read. Kerouac is always, "into" whatever he's writing, but this one just delves so much deeper, and taps into the child-like innocence he meant to convey. The concept of a child lost is never easy, but getting to know the sweet and sensitive Gerard makes you angry for his death. Still, if you make it through this book once, then you'll occasionally want or need to go back and re-read Visions of Gerard, simply to remember that such lovely sweetness cou [...]


    12. A romantic account of what it is like to grow up in a mill-town in New England. Also a beautiful tribute and imagining of life with his older brother, whom Kerouac was too young to truly know before he passed at such a young age.


    13. truly his saddest and most evocative work. his ability to call upon childhood memories and weave them into this fictionalized autobiography is masterful.


    14. At times, frustrating and annoying due to the writing style and language, but also touching, memorable and a tear-inducing "elegy" for his long lost nine year old elder brother.


    15. Best read if you are a decently fast reader. It is stream of consciousness done supremely well, but if you stop to dwell it can leave you bewildered. I'm beginning to like Kerouac more and more.


    16. In this early Kerouac you get tastes of the genius that will write On the Road - It is also a wonderful reminder that there are people like Gerard that we all need to seek out and enjoy during our limited time on this earth. Research for my third Omar T, "mystery lite," series, Omar T in San Francisco.


    17. Es triste como todas las novelas de Kerouac pero me parece menos virtuosa. En esta ya había abrazado el budismo, la contemplación, por lo que está plagada de referencias religiosas aunque es sólo una herramienta literaria para narrar la muerte de su hermano Gerard. Lo que se agradece es que mantiene el frenesí´y la honestidad en su narrativa, características presentes en la Generación Beat.


    18. Kerouac's short tribute to his dead brother is lovingly written, awash in childhood nostalgia and the bizarre saintliness of dying young. One of his more personal and affecting works.


    19. Jack Kerouac's short novel, "Visions of Gerard" tells the story of the death of Kerouac's beloved older brother Gerard (b. 1917) in 1926. Gerard was nine and Jack was four Kerouac (1922 -- 1969) wrote the book in 1956, after "On the Road" had been written but before it was published. "Visions of Gerard" was not published until 1962, when Kerouac had become famous. It received poor reviews.Set in Lowell, Massachusetts, the novel describes the last year of Gerard's life. It portrays young Gerard t [...]


    20. Thank goodness it was short. The long moments of Kerouac's philosophically abstract soliloquies outweigh the short moments of beautiful storytelling and poetic commentary Kerouac uses best in other stories.


    21. My second last Kerouac book. If you love reading on the rarefied transition between prose and verse this is for you.Few authors can write like this nowadays, or anyadays.I pick page 48 and page 49 to tell story of this novel in his words."Nonetheless, lots of pork chops and beans came to me via my old man's efforts in the world of business which for all the fact that't is only the world of adult baseball, procures tightwad bread from hidden cellars the locks of which are guarded by usurping char [...]


    22. ”Visions of Gerard,” Jack Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical novel about his childhood around the time when his older brother died at the young age of 9 years old shows how traumatic death can be. Throughout the book, Jack relates his memories and feelings surrounding the death of his brother who seems to have achieved martyr status in his head.One of the most interesting components of the book for me was Jack’s colliding of the Roman Catholicism that he and he brother grew up in and the Bu [...]


    23. Kerouac's paean to his elder brother Gerard - who died from a rheumatic heart at age 10 - was neither as wussy as I expected, nor was it as rambly and self-indulgent as J.D. Salinger's similar work, Seymour: An Introduction. Through a series of vignettes set in the year leading up to Gerard's passing and funeral, Kerouac does a fine job conveying the good-hearted, optimistic person his brother was, and makes a strong case for his admiration even years after the fact. The incessant "saintly" comp [...]


    24. Kerouac has the ability to be a master. He doesn't always succeed, but when he does, his novels are pure poetry. The simple, elegant Visions of Gerard is among his better outings. Deeply affecting, its success lies chiefly in its honesty. Jean "Jack" Duluoz, Kerouac's avatar, was about 3 or 4 when brother Gerard died, but he recounts a story told well through the eyes of a child. In its own beautiful way, Gerard evokes childhood without reaching to be something like the Stephen Dedalus of the fi [...]


    25. While I admire the man, Kerouac's prose bothers me. ''Visions of Gerard'' is hard to read, some of the sentences needing a full overhaul. Syntax, ponctuation and rhythm were not his strong suit, but Kerouac's books usually redeem his writing troubles. ''Visions of Gerard'' has none of that Beatnik magic that made me love him and I strongly believe that he had none of that inspiration which made ''On the Road'', ''Big Sur'' and ''The Dharma Bums'' literary ressources of popular quotes. Though bea [...]


    26. So I've been reading Kerouac's poetry after running across Michael McClure's article proclaiming that Kerouac's greatest achievement was not his novels but his poetry. I've beenwelldisappointed. Maybe I am just not a poetry enthusiast. Suffice to say, returning to Kerouac's prose, I remember why I love his writing. A "novel" seems to provide (me) the needed anchor of story and characters, and I can then follow (and appreciate) Kerouac's improvisations around the theme. He seems less cutesy and m [...]


    27. Now this is a tiny portrait of sadness and beauty, painted with torment and words on an old piece of Massachusetts canvas. It's a uniquely expressive elegy to a perished older brother. It's more poetry and experimentation of language, feeling, and recollection than it is prose. I wouldn't start with this if you are unfamiliar with Kerouac. I would start with On The Road, get used to his lyrical style, and then later delve into his smaller novels that tackle his personal life and use of "spontane [...]


    28. I wish you could give half points on this site. Because I would give this book a 2.5. I did like it. Being a sickly child I could easily relate to Gerard. And then being both the daughter of a sickly mother and sister to a commonly ill brother I could see the heartbreaking side of Jack's story. It was extremely depressing, that much is clear. I liked it but I think that's because I'm at a low where I like depressing literature. All in all, not Kerouac's best work but I would recommended it to an [...]


    29. This was more of a long poem than a book. I liked it, but there wasn't a lot of varied content. As usual, Kerouac writes a book that no one else could or would write. This book had very sad subject matter, and his metaphysical interpretation that he put forth to explain away the sadness didn't really work on me. It was a big leap he asked me to take. As for now, i couldn't really take it, perhaps later in my life I'll come around to this book. It also didn't help that read the book during a red- [...]


    30. Like the bo diddley quality of it, very dink and dunk. The French insertions work sometimes but can be oppressive. Mostly, never any doubt that little brother gerard is little baby jesus. I don't know. I got tired of reading about little baby jesus, even if the writing kept changing and trying to extend. Form, ok, content, phooey. I like stories about little dying religious children (Memoirs of Mary Ann, by O'Connor) but this one was written from the perspective of a young slobbering sibling who [...]


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