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Understanding Jack Kerouac

Author: Matt Theado
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2000.
Series: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Theado contends that despite Kerouac's goal of becoming a legend through his writing, his work has never satisfactorily fit into a unified scheme. Theado finds, however, that when the books are considered in the order they were written, themes and motifs appear, mutate, and reappear. He shows that The Town and the City, Kerouac's first published novel, introduces basic thematic concerns that are developed and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Theado
ISBN: 1570032726 9781570032721
OCLC Number: 40298300
Description: 200 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
Biography and background --
Kerouac's technique --
The town and the city (1950) --
On the road (1957) --
Visions of Cody (1972) --
Doctor Sax: Faust part three (1959) --
Maggie Cassidy (1959) and The subterraneans (1958) --
Tristessa (1960), Visions of Gerard, (1963) and Buddhism --
Desolation angels (1965) and the Dharma bums (1958) --
Big sur (1962) --
Later work --
Appendix --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Responsibility: Matt Theado.

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Presenting Beat Generation icon as a writer rather than as a social rebel or media celebrity, the author takes a book-by-book approach to the sometimes confusing canon and develops a framework for  Read more...

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