Prague: Argo, 2011. Czech first edition of Visions of Cody, translated by Josef Rauvolf. Posthumously published by McGraw-Hill in 1972, Kerouac actually finished writing Visions of Cody over fifteen years before his death. After completing his draft for On the Road, Kerouac began writing separate segments to be inserted into the final version of On the Road. What started as additions, however, quickly turned into a work of its own, and Visions of Cody was born. The end result was an experimental stream-of-consciousness novel largely concerned with the author’s relationship with Neal Cassady, who served as the inspiration for Dean Moriarty in On the Road.
Crown octavo (8vo), 606 pp. Dark blue paper over boards in gloss-coated pictorial dust jacket. As new. Additional photos available on request.