|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Pages||Approx. 182 pages|
|Preceded by||Visions of Cody
|Followed by||Big Sur
Lonesome Traveler is a collection of short stories and sketches by American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac, published in 1960. It is a compilation of Kerouac's journal entries about traveling the United States, Mexico, Morocco, the United Kingdom and France, and covers similar issues to his novels (see Bibliography of Jack Kerouac), such as relationships, various jobs, and the nature of his life on the road.
The collection includes some of Kerouac's best writing in his spontaneous prose style. This is particularly evident in "Mexican Fellaheen" and "The Railroad Earth" which, added to his travel journal entries, produce a loose but effective collection.
"Alone on a Mountaintop" recounts Kerouac's three-month stay on Desolation Peak as a lone fire lookout, which is also described (although somewhat differently) in The Dharma Bums and Desolation Angels.
The stories are:
- "Piers of a Homeless Night"
- "Mexico Fellaheen"
- "The Railroad Earth"
- "Slobs of the Kitchen Sea"
- "New York Scenes"
- "Alone on a Mountaintop"
- "Big Trip to Europe"
- "The Vanishing American Hobo"
- Kerouac, Jack (1960). Lonesome Traveler. Grove Press.
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