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The Portable Jack Kerouac

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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Category: Fiction

Page: 621

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Presents selections from Jack Kerouac's novels, poetry, letters, and essays.

Kerouac

A Biography

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called 'the legend of Duluoz.' Nearly all of his books have been in print internationally since his death in 1969, and his writing has been discovered and enjoyed by new readers throughout the world. Kerouac's view of the promise of America, the seductive and lovely vision of the beckoning open spaces of our continent, has never been expressed better by subsequent writers, perhaps because Kerouac was our last writer to believe in America's promise--and essential innocence--as the legacy he would explore in his autobiographical fiction.

The Portable Beat Reader

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 645

View: 266

Features selections from the writers of the Beat generation, including William Burroughs' "Naked Lunch," in which a drug addict travels to Mexico and Morocco in order to gain easy access to drugs, but winds up in a bizarre fantasy world.

Jack Kerouac's On the Road

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 252

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- Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom"

Kerouac

A Biography

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 374

Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called 'the legend of Duluoz.' Nearly all of his books have been in print internationally since his death in 1969, and his writing has been discovered and enjoyed by new readers throughout the world. Kerouac's view of the promise of America, the seductive and lovely vision of the beckoning open spaces of our continent, has never been expressed better by subsequent writers, perhaps because Kerouac was our last writer to believe in America's promise--and essential innocence--as the legacy he would explore in his autobiographical fiction.

The Role of Jack Kerouac’s Identity in the Development of his Poetics

Author: Stefano Maffina

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 901

This work revolves round the analysis of Jack Kerouac's complex identity and his main artistic inspirations. Even though the writer was born in Lowell, MA, he was raised in a Franco-American family with strong bonds with the Quebec region. The resultant split identity led to deep existential doubts that Kerouac was never able to overcome. However, the awareness of his cultural dichotomy proved extremely important for his own work. Indeed, the Beat author was able to reach an original poetics which was inspired by both American and French writers. Despite Kerouac's innovative style and writing method, an analysis of the artists who influenced his work could help contextualize and better understand his literary and linguistic genius.

The Portable Sixties Reader

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 628

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Contains excerpts from essays, speeches, poetry, and fiction representative of the American counterculture of the 1960s.

Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend

The Mythic Form of an Autobiographical Fiction

Author: James T. Jones

Publisher: SIU Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 554

Noting that even casual readers recognize family relationships as the basis for Kerouac's autobiographical prose, Jones discusses these relationships in terms of Freud's notion of the Oedipus complex."--BOOK JACKET.

Jack Kerouac

Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

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Brother-souls

John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 441

View: 988

From 1948 to 1951, when Kerouac's wanderings took him back to New York, he and Holmes met almost daily. Struggling to find a form for the novel he intended to write, Kerouac climbed the stairs to the apartment in midtown Manhattan where Holmes lived with his wife to read the pages of Holmes' manuscript for the novel Go as they left the typewriter. With the pages of Holmes' final chapter still in his mind, he was at last able to crack his own writing dilemma. In a burst of creation in April 1951 he drew all the materials he had been gathering into the scroll manuscript of On the Road. --

Cultures of Darkness

Night Travels in the Histories of Transgression

Author: Bryan D. Palmer

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 416

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Peasants, religious heretics, witches, pirates, runaway slaves, prostitutes and pornographers, frequenters of taverns and fraternal society lodge rooms, revolutionaries, blues and jazz musicians, beats, and contemporary youth gangs--those who defied authority, choosing to live outside the defining cultural dominions of early insurgent and, later, dominant capitalism are what Bryan D. Palmer calls people of the night. These lives of opposition, or otherness, were seen by the powerful as deviant, rejecting authority, and consequently threatening to the established order. Constructing a rich historical tapestry of example and experience spanning eight centuries, Palmer details lives of exclusion and challenge, as the "night travels" of the transgressors clash repeatedly with the powerful conventions of their times. Nights of liberation and exhilarating desire--sexual and social--are at the heart of this study. But so too are the dangers of darkness, as marginality is coerced into corners of pressured confinement, or the night is used as a cover for brutalizing terror, as was the case in Nazi Germany or the lynching of African Americans. Making extensive use of the interdisciplinary literature of marginality found in scholarly work in history, sociology, cultural studies, literature, anthropology, and politics, Palmer takes an unflinching look at the rise and transformation of capitalism as it was lived by the dispossessed and those stamped with the mark of otherness.

Brother-Souls

John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac’s life they were—in Holmes’s words—“Brother Souls.” Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for literary fame but just as hungry to find a new way of responding to their experiences in a postwar American society that for them had lost its direction. Late one night as they sat talking, Kerouac spontaneously created the term “Beat Generation” to describe this new attitude they felt stirring around them. Brother Souls is the remarkable chronicle of this cornerstone friendship and the life of John Clellon Holmes. From 1948 to 1951, when Kerouac’s wanderings took him back to New York, he and Holmes met almost daily. Struggling to find a form for the novel he intended to write, Kerouac climbed the stairs to the apartment in midtown Manhattan where Holmes lived with his wife to read the pages of Holmes’s manuscript for the novel Go as they left the typewriter. With the pages of Holmes’s final chapter still in his mind, he was at last able to crack his own writing dilemma. In a burst of creation in April 1951 he drew all the materials he had been gathering into the scroll manuscript of On the Road. Biographer Ann Charters was close to John Clellon Holmes for more than a decade. At his death in 1988 she was one of a handful of scholars allowed access to the voluminous archive of letters, journals, and manuscripts Holmes had been keeping for twenty-five years. In that mass of material waited an untold story. These two ambitious writers, Holmes and Kerouac, shared days and nights arguing over what writing should be, wandering from one explosive party to the next, and hanging on the new sounds of bebop. Through the pages of Holmes’s journals, often written the morning after the events they recount, Charters discovered and mined an unparalleled trove describing the seminal figures of the Beat Generation: Holmes, Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and their friends and lovers.

Kerouac, the Word and the Way

Prose Artist as Spiritual Quester

Author: Benedict Giamo

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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"Kerouac was primarily a religious writer bent on testing and celebrating the profane depths and transcendent heights of experience and reporting both truly. Baptized and buried a Catholic, he was also heavily influenced by Buddhism, especially from 1954 until 1957 when he integrated traditional Eastern belief into several novels. Catholicism remained an essential force in his writing, but his study of Buddhism was serious and not solely in the service of his literary art."--BOOK JACKET.

On the Road

The Original Scroll

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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A reproduction of Kerouac's original 1951 scroll draft of "On the Road" offers insight into the writer's thematic vision and narrative voice as influenced by the American literary, musical, and visual arts of the post-World War II period.

The Beat Generation

A Bibliographical Teaching Guide

Author: William Lawlor

Publisher: Magill Bibliographies

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 357

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Discusses the appropriate place for the Beats in the literary canon and curriculum and provides an overview of teaching practices at schools and universities throughout the United States. Individual chapters on general Beat literature, Burroughs, Ginsberg, and Kerouac provide the substance of the bibliography. Annotated references for primary and secondary materials include audio tapes, videos, CD-ROMs, and web sites, as well as standard printed sources. Besides the famous triumvirate of Beat writers, The Beat Generation features a section entitled "Other Beats" which includes bibliographical paragraphs on seventy-five authors and editors associated with the Beat movement.

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing 2005 Update

Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literature

Page: 297

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Masterpieces of Beat Literature

Author: Michael J. Dittman

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 121

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Provides an introduction to the major authors of Beat literature and a critical appraisel of their most significant works.

Library Journal

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Category: Libraries

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The Cold War American West, 1945-1989

Author: University of New Mexico. Center for the American West

Publisher:

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Category: History

Page: 222

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The first comprehensive survey of the Cold War's enormous impact on the environment, society, politics, culture, and economy of the American West.

The Story and Its Writer

An Introduction to Short Fiction

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1808

View: 952

Ann Charters has an acute sense of which stories work most effectively in the classroom and knows that writers, not editors, have the most interesting and useful things to say about the making and the meaning of fiction. Instructors look forward to every new edition of her bestselling anthology to see what stories her constant search for new fiction and neglected classics will turn up. To complement the stories, Charters includes her signature innovation: an array of the writers’ own commentaries on the craft and traditions of fiction. For in-depth, illustrated studies of particular writers or genres, her Casebooks provide unparalleled opportunities for discussion and writing. The new ninth edition features many very recent stories and commentaries by up-and-coming writers, a new Casebook on the important genre of Magical Realism, and expanded coverage of close reading.