The Subterraneans

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912839
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 8981
The Subterraneans haunt the bars and clubs of San Francisco, surviving on a diet of booze and benzedrine, Proust and Verlaine. Living amongst them is Leo, an aspiring writer, and Mardou, half-Indian, half-Negro, beautiful and neurotic. Their bitter-sweet and ill-starred love affair sees Kerouac at his most evocative. Many regard this as being Kerouac's most touching and tender book.

The Subterraneans

Author: Kerouac, Jack
Publisher: Australia Books
Page: N.A
View: 909

Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend

The Mythic Form of an Autobiographical Fiction
Author: James T. Jones
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809322633
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 278
View: 1979
In the only critical examination of all of Jack Kerouac's published prose, James T. Jones turns to Freud to show how the great Beat writer used the Oedipus myth to shape not only his individual works but also the entire body of his writing. Like Balzac, Jones explains, Kerouac conceived an overall plan for his total writing corpus, which he called the Duluoz Legend after Jack Duluoz, his fictional alter ego. While Kerouac's work attracts biographical treatment—the ninth full-length biography was published in 1998—Jones takes a Freudian approach to focus on the form of the work. 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. After establishing the basic biographical facts and explaining Freud's application of the Oedipus myth, Jones explicates Kerouac's novels of childhood and adolescence, focusing on sibling rivalry. Supporting his contention that the Beat writer worked according to a plan, Jones then shows how Kerouac revised The Town and the City (1950), his first published novel, in Vanity of Duluoz, the last novel published in his lifetime, to de-emphasize the death of the father. He treats three versions of Kerouac's road novel—including On the Road—as versions of Oedipus's fateful journey from Corinth to Thebes. And he argues that Pic, often considered peripheral to the Duluoz Legend, replicates the Oedipal themes. Jones demonstrates that Maggie Cassidy, The Subterraneans, and Tristessa share a form that results from Kerouac's unresolved rivalry with his father for the love of his mother. He discusses Kerouac's replacement of the destructive brother figures in On the Road and Visions of Cody with the constructive hero of The Dharma Bums. He also shows how the Oedipal structure of the Duluoz Legend applies to Kerouac's nonfiction. In the penultimate chapter, Jones explains how Big Sur, Kerouac's story of his alcohol-induced nervous breakdown, actually marks the climax of the Duluoz Legend. The alcoholism, Jones insists, is not the cause but a symptom of a breakdown brought on by his attachment to his mother. He shows how Kerouac's obsession with his family repeats Oedipal themes throughout the Duluoz Legend. Finally, he deals with Oedipal themes in Kerouac's nonnarrative work, including Old Angel Midnight, Some of the Dharma, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity, and several poems.

The Grove Press Reader, 1951-2001

Author: S. E. Gontarski,Grove Press
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802137807
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 421
View: 3234
Celebrating fifty years of independent publishing, this unique anthology encompasses correspondence, retrospective essays, and other writings by William Burroughs, Will Self, Jean Genet, Dennis Cooper, Marguerite Duras, Jeannette Winterson, Samuel Beckett, and Tom Stoppard, among other influentials authors. Original.


Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Editorial Escalera
ISBN: 9788493778385
Category: Education
Page: 112
View: 8687
Pictorial Review Jackson tiene diez años, es negro y vive con su abuelo. Cuando el viejo muere, su hermano lo arranca del pueblo y se lo lleva a Nueva York. Las calles de Harlem le mostrarán otro mundo, más grande, más amenazante, más hermoso. Pero el verdadero viaje de Pic comienza cuando la novia de su hermano se va a San Francisco y los dos atraviesan el país tras ella. Un periplo de sur a norte, del este al oeste por unos caminos que Jack Kerouac conoció como nadie. Con el ritmo jazzístico característico de su prosa, Kerouac se transforma en Pic, el menos evidente de sus álter-ego: adopta su acento, su gesto, su inocencia. Si On the road fue la ferocidad del descubrimiento, Pic es el fin de la infancia, el último golpe de efecto a la andadura literaria del hombre que no pudo ver publicada esta novela porque ganó la cirrosis. En 1971, se publica un volumen conjunto con Satori en París y Pic, hasta ahora inédita en español. Ediciones Escalera ha querido dar vida propia a ambas obras por separado en la colección de Precursores.

The Uncreative Subterranean

Author: Jason Jadick
ISBN: 1300525983
Page: N.A
View: 2901

The Sacred History

How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made Our World
Author: Mark Booth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451698585
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 528
View: 3166
This collection of stories and illustrations—all about the wonders of the spiritual realm—takes you on a captivating ride from the great myths of ancient civilization to astounding discoveries of the modern era. Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret History of the World, The Sacred History takes you on a captivating journey through the great myths of ancient civilizations to the astounding discoveries of the modern era. The Sacred History is the epic story of human interaction with angels and other forms of higher intelligence, starting from Creation all the way through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world. What emerges is an alternative history of great men and women, guided by angels or demons, and the connection between modern-day mystics and their ancient counterparts. This spellbinding historical narrative brings together great figures—such as Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus, and Mohammed—and stories from African, Native American, and Celtic traditions. Woven into this is an amazing array of mystical connections, including the surprising roots not only of astrology and alternative medicine but also of important literary and artistic movements, aspects of mainstream science and religion and a wide range of cultural references that takes in modern cinema, music and literature. This is a book of true stories, but it is also a book about stories. It shows how they can tell us things about the deep structure of the human experience that are sometimes forgotten, revealing mysterious and mystic patterns, and helping us to see the operation of the supernatural in our own lives.

Understanding Jack Kerouac

Author: Matt Theado
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570032721
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
View: 726
Theado offers close readings of the works that make up the "Duluoz Legend" - Kerouac's series of barely fictionalized re-creations of his life - and reveals how his awareness of his writing self increased over the course of his career.".

Beatdom #6

Author: N.A
Publisher: David Wills
Page: N.A
View: 7145

Big Sur

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788492857210
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 9401

Jack's Book

An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac
Author: Barry Gifford,Lawrence Lee
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857867652
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 6539
'Jack Kerouac died in 1969 at the age of forty-seven . . . Most of his friends survived him. Our idea was to seek them out and talk with them about Jack's life and their own lives. The final result, we hoped, would be a big, transcontinental conversation, complete with interruptions, contradictions, old grudges and bright memories, all of them providing a reading of the man himself through the people he chose to populate his work.' In this kaleidoscopic portrait of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Gore Vidal and many others talk, argue and reminisce about their times with him. But alongside these luminaries of the Beat generation are the voices of those who knew a different side of Kerouac: the working men, the childhood friends, the bar companions, the lovers. Fascinating, honest and richer than any orthodox biography could be, Jack's Book documents Kerouac's genius in its full, tragic, contradictory glory.

The Thunder Agents Companion

Author: Jon B. Cooke
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 9781893905436
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 224
View: 7771
This is the authorized — and definitive — book on the history of such memorable characters as Dynamo, No-Man, Lightning, Andor, the Iron Maiden, and all the other super-heroes and super-villains created by the late, great Wallace Wood and company! Included are interviews with Woody’s creative team, as well as those superb writers and artists involved in the various Thunder Agents resurrections over the decades, and a detailed examination of the origins and exploits of the characters themselves, including the shocking truth behind the first super-hero to ever be “killed,” Menthor, the master of mental force! This exclusive book also features reams of rarely-seen or previous unpublished artwork, including a rare 28-page T-Agents story drawn by Paul Gulacy, unpublished stories by Gulacy, Paris Cullins, and others, all behind a Jerry Ordway cover. Edited by Jon B. Cooke.

El camino de los sentimientos

Author: Héctor Manjarrez
Publisher: Ediciones Era
ISBN: 9789684113107
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 275
View: 5198

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

Author: Tom Nissley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241491
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 416
View: 7010
A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Wanderings by the Loire

Author: Leitch Ritchie
Publisher: N.A
Category: France
Page: 256
View: 858

The World of the Book

Author: Des Cowley,Clare Williamson
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 0522853781
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 247
View: 4534
Celebration of the book drawing on the collections of the State Library of Victoria.

Ghost Milk

Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics
Author: Iain Sinclair
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 146682011X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 5216
From "an astonishingly original and entertaining writer" (Michael Dirda, The Washington Post) and "our greatest guide to London" (The Spectator), an extraordinary book about a disappearing city The Olympics, the story goes, have transformed London into a gleaming, wholly modern city. And East London—Olympic headquarters—is the city's new jewel, provider of unlimited opportunities and better tomorrows. The grime and poverty have been scrubbed away, and huge stadiums and grand public sculptures have taken their place. The writer Iain Sinclair has lived in East London for four decades, and in Ghost Milk, he tells a very different story about his home: that of a neighborhood turned upside down, of stolen history. Long-beloved parks have vanished; police raids can occur at any time; and high-security exclusion zones—enforced by armed guards and hidden cameras—have steamrolled East London's open streets and public spaces. To prepare for the most public of events, everything has been privatized. A call to arms against the politicians and public figures who have so doggedly preached the gospel of the Olympics, Ghost Milk is also a brilliant reflection on a changing landscape—and Sinclair's most personal book yet. In an attempt to understand what has happened to his beloved city, Sinclair travels farther afield: he walks along the Thames from the North Sea to Oxford; he rides the bus across northern England; he visits Athens and Berlin, Olympic sites of the recent and distant past. Elegiac, intimate, and audacious, Ghost Milk is at once a powerful chronicle of memory and loss, in the tradition of W. G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño, and a passionate interrogation of our embrace of progress at any cost.

Mexico City Blues

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Universitat de València
ISBN: 8437070406
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 146
View: 1883
La selección de poemas que componen este volumen es el tributo que el traductor Ronaldo Costa Picazo rinde a Jack Kerouac. Ya nadie discute que, en su papel de icono como rebelde, Kerouac encabezó la última vanguardia del siglo XX, y que su obra inició una etapa revisionista del canon literario y abrió las puertas a la obra de minorías. Los poemas de Mexico City Blues, escritos entre agosto y los primeros días de septiembre de 1955, fueron compuestos bajo la influencia de la marihuana y de la morfina. En ellos aparecen muchas de las ideas expresadas por Kerouac en sus novelas y, como todos los poemas de los beats, las composiciones de México City Blues se inscriben en una poética de tono religioso-místico, personalista y experimental.