9SOLD): KEROAUC, Jack. The Subterraneans.

(London): Andre Deutsch, 1960. Second impression (published one month after the first). Octavo. 158 pages. A semi-fictional account of his short romance with Alene Lee an African-American woman, in Greenwich Village, New York. n the novella, Kerouac moved the story to San Francisco and renamed Alene Lee “Mardou Fox”. She is described as a carefree spirit who frequents the jazz clubs and bars of the budding Beat scene of San Francisco. In the film version of the novel, Mardou was controversially played by Leslie Caron. This is a very good copy, slightly musty, in a good dust jacket, with some wear and taped repairs along the top edge.



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