Orpheus Emerged

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Orpheus Emerged
Author Jack Kerouac
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 176 pages
ISBN 1-59687-123-7
OCLC 62161491
Preceded by Good Blonde & Others
Followed by Book of Sketches

Orpheus Emerged is a novella written by Jack Kerouac in 1945 when he was at Columbia University. The novella was discovered after his death and published in 2002.

Orpheus Emerged chronicles the passions, conflicts, and dreams of a group of bohemians searching for truth while studying at a university. Kerouac wrote the story shortly after meeting Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Lucien Carr, and others in and around Columbia University who would form the core of the Beats.