The Sea Is My Brother

Jack Kerouac

The Sea is My Brother is a novel by the American author Jack Kerouac, published in 2011. The novel was written in 1942 and remained unpublished throughout Kerouac's lifetime The plot and its characters are based on Kerouac's brief experience in United States Merchant Marine during World War II.

In 1942, Kerouac served just eight days in the US Merchant Marine, but his brief service nonetheless inspired him to write Sea.The author, who was 20 years old when Sea was written, allegedly thought that the book was "a crock [of shit] as literature",and apparently did not bother to shop it around to publishers. Dawn Ward, editor of the Penguin edition of The Sea is my Brother, holds that while the novel is not the same as the great work Kerouac produced later in his life, it illuminates Kerouac's early development as a writer. "It was referred to briefly in letters, but nothing that led anyone to believe that there was this really large volume ... This book is really quite important as it shows how Jack developed his writing process."

Published in Slovakia earlier than anywhere else in the world.

Jack Kerouac (1922 — 1969)

Jack Kerouac was an American writer best known for the novel On the Road, which became an American classic, pioneering the Beat Generation in the 1950s. The central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody. More.

Otakar Kořínek (1946)

A leading translator of Anglo-Saxon literature, which was twice rewarded for Literary Translation. More.

Palo a Janka Bálik

Janka and Palo Balik were starting with us our publishing house as a graphic designers, devised and created for Artforum many covers and visuals of a books. Many of them were awarded in the competition The Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia. More.