Visions of cody is derived from experimental spontaneous prose inserts that kerouac added to the original manuscript of on the road in 1951 52 part of the novel is a fast forward recapitulation of the events described in on the road which was also about kerouac and neal cassady. Visions of cody jack kerouac on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers what im beginning to discover now is something beyond the novel and beyond the arbitrary confines of the story im making myself seek to find the wild form. However visions of cody is un like any of his other books one has to go to the likes of james joyce specifically ulysses and william faulkner to find such a watershed narrative event in prose when i read visions of cody i had more respect then ever for kerouacs writing. Visions of cody was not published during kerouacs lifetime because it was considered pornographic new directions published short selections from the book in a limited edition in 1959 but they were afraid to touch most of the manuscript it will not seem all that dangerous today. About visions of cody what im beginning to discover now is something beyond the novel and beyond the arbitrary confines of the story im making myself seek to find the wild form that can grow with my wild heart because now i know my heart does grow jack kerouac in a letter to john clellon holmes
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