The Subterraneans


Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912839
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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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.

La vie est d'hommage

Autobiographie und Fiktion, Tradition und Avantgarde im Erzählwerk Jack Kerouacs
Author: Karin Köhne
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826020988
Category: Authors, American
Page: 416
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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
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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
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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.

Gammler, Zen und hohe Berge


Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644498717
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Buddha in Kalifornien Zusammen mit dem Dichter und Zenbuddhisten Japhy Ryder begibt sich der temperamentvolle junge Schriftsteller Ray Smith auf eine berauschende Reise: von den Partys und Poetry Sessions in San Francisco bis in die einsamen Höhen der High Sierras – immer auf der Suche nach einem intensiven, sinnerfüllten Leben. Kerouac, der gefeierte Autor der Beat Generation, verfasste mit diesem Buch das literarische Dokument einer Jugend, die für sich die Natur neu entdeckte und die Fesseln der zivilisatorischen Annehmlichkeiten abzuwerfen bereit war. «In Kerouacs brillanten Naturbeschreibungen liegt eine berauschende Kraft und Originalität.» (The New York Times Book Review)

The Uncreative Subterranean


Author: Jason Jadick
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300525983
Category:
Page: N.A
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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
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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
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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.".

Jack Kerouac

statement in brown : collected essays
Author: Joy Walsh
Publisher: Textile Bridge Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 69
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Beatdom #6


Author: N.A
Publisher: David Wills
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Lebendiger Buddha

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Ursula Gräfe. Mit einer Einleitung von Robert A.F.Thurman
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3458749209
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 175
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Die neu entdeckte Biographie von Jack Kerouac über den historischen Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, und den Weg zur Erleuchtung. In den 50er Jahren entdeckte Jack Kerouac seine Faszination für den Buddhismus. Diese spirituelle Erweckung fand ihre literarische Form in "Lebendiger Buddha". Mit großer poetischer Ausdruckskraft erzählt er nicht nur das Leben des Siddhartha Gautama, sondern schreibt gleichzeitig eine Einführung in die buddhistische Lehre. "Lebendiger Buddha" ist das amerikanische Pendant zu Hermann Hesses "Siddhartha".

Jack's Book

An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac
Author: Barry Gifford,Lawrence Lee
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857867652
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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'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.

Gammler, Zen und hohe Berge


Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644498717
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Buddha in Kalifornien Zusammen mit dem Dichter und Zenbuddhisten Japhy Ryder begibt sich der temperamentvolle junge Schriftsteller Ray Smith auf eine berauschende Reise: von den Partys und Poetry Sessions in San Francisco bis in die einsamen Höhen der High Sierras – immer auf der Suche nach einem intensiven, sinnerfüllten Leben. Kerouac, der gefeierte Autor der Beat Generation, verfasste mit diesem Buch das literarische Dokument einer Jugend, die für sich die Natur neu entdeckte und die Fesseln der zivilisatorischen Annehmlichkeiten abzuwerfen bereit war. «In Kerouacs brillanten Naturbeschreibungen liegt eine berauschende Kraft und Originalität.» (The New York Times Book Review)

Jack Kerouac

(Leben = Werk)
Author: Axel von Cossart
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3849575446
Category: Reference
Page: 216
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"I like ecstasy of the mind". Eines der Leitmotive bei Jack Kerouac - wie den Beats - ist der Wahn, die Verrücktheit, die Halluzination. Ein gutes Gedächtnis und ausgefeilte Beobachtungsgabe befähigen Kerouac zum Schreiben über tatsächliche Begebenheiten mit wahren Menschen: Plots im traditionellen Sinne gibt es nicht, die Protagonisten machen auch keine Entwicklung durch, weshalb man Kerouac bei der verbissenen Übereinstimmung von Fakt und Fiktion auch weniger als Literaten denn als Faktualisten bezeichnet. Die Story ereignet sich in der Form von Blitzen, Blinken, Flashes; vergleichbar den Jazzern der Zeit, Coltrane oder Parker, die sich auch stets auf der Suche nach neuen Klängen befanden. Die Momente zählen, bei denen sich Visionen großartigen Ausdrucks ins Gehirn prasseln, tosen, donnern, toben... Kerouac führt in neue Haltungskategorien, läßt die Idee der offenen Räume entstehen mit ihrer Assoziation des Unverdorbenen, Eigentlichen, Direkten, die im klassischen Vorbild Huck Finn veranlaßt hatte "to light out for the territory".

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
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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
ISBN: N.A
Category: France
Page: 256
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The World of the Book


Author: Des Cowley,Clare Williamson
Publisher: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 0522853781
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 247
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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
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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.

Kerouac

The Definitive Biography
Author: Paul Maher
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9780878333059
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 557
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The author of The Seeds of Galloway takes a pastiche approach to the great Beat Generation writer, exploring his relationships with women, his literary friendships, and his interest in jazz and other cultural influences.