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A Map of Mexico City Blues : Jack Kerouac as Poet.

Author: Jones, James T T.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this pioneering critical study of Jack Kerouac's book-length poem, Mexico City Blues-a poetic parallel to the writer's fictional saga, the Duluoz Legend-James T. Jones uses a rich and flexible neoformalist approach to argue his case for the importance of Kerouac's rarely studied poem. After a brief summary of Kerouac's poetic career, Jones embarks on a thorough reading of Mexico City Blues from several different  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jones, James T T.
ISBN: 1280697490 9781280697494 9780809330065 0809330067
OCLC Number: 817089156
Description: 1 online resource (217 pages)
Contents: Cover; Book Title; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The Novelist as Poet; 3. Auto/Biography; 4. Keroac in Mexico, Mexico in Kerouac; 5. From Signing the Blues to Singing the Blues; 6. Kerouac's Religion(s); 7. The Tradition of Spontaneity; 8. Finding the Form; 9. Conclusion; Works Cited and Consulted; General Index; Index of Choruses; Author Bio; Back Cover.

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In this pioneering critical study of Jack Kerouac's book-length poem, Mexico City Blues, James T. Jones uses a rich and flexible neoformalist approach to argue his case for the importance of  Read more...

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"James T. Jones has done a rare thing: read Kerouac s poetry closely, and understood it as a seminal poetic work of the latter half of the American Century." Allen Ginsberg"

 
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