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What's your road, man? : critical essays on Jack Kerouac's On the road

Author: Hilary Holladay; Robert Holton
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The ten essays in this groundbreaking compilation cover a broad range of topics, employing a variety of approaches, including theoretical interpretations and textual and comparative analysis, to investigate such issues as race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as the novel's historical and literary contexts. What's Your Road, Man? Critical Essays on Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" illustrates the richness of the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Holladay; Robert Holton
ISBN: 9780809328833 0809328836
OCLC Number: 219569701
Description: xiii, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Revisions of Kerouac: the long, strange trip of the On the road typescripts / Matt Theado --
Free ways and straight roads: the interstates of Sal Paradise and 1950s America / Lars Erik Larson --
The tenement castle: Kerouac's lumpen-bohemia / Robert Holton --
'Adventures in auto-eroticism': economies of traveling masculinity in On the road and the first third / Mary Paniccia Carden --
Parallel destinies in The bell jar and On the road / Hilary Holladay --
'Dedicated to America, whatever that is': Kerouac's versions of On the road / R.J. Ellis --
When Mexico looks like Mexico: the hyperrealization of race and the pursuit of the authentic / Rachel Ligairi --
The makings of paradise / Michael Skau --
Typetalking: voice and performance in On the road / Tim Hunt --
Can On the road go on the screen? / Regina Weinreich.
Responsibility: edited by Hilary Holladay and Robert Holton.
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Combining essays from Kerouac scholars, this book draws on research into the literary, social, cultural, biographical, and historical contexts of Kerouac's canonical novel "On the Road".  Read more...

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"What's Your Road, Man? shows how pertinent Kerouac's On the Road is to current critical concerns and functions as a compendium of current debates about Kerouac and the Beats." - James T. Jones, Read more...

 
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