Kerouac Selected Letters

Kerouac  Selected Letters

The life and craft of Jack Kerouac are traced through some of his most personal and mesmerizing letters.

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: UOM:49015002952654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The life and craft of Jack Kerouac are traced through some of his most personal and mesmerizing letters. Written between 1940, when he was a freshman in college, and 1956, immediately before his leap into celebrity with the publication of On the Road, these letters offer valuable insights into Kerouac's family life, friendships with Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, and others.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Kerouac Selected Letters

Kerouac  Selected Letters

The first volume of Jack Kerouac's selected letters, published in 1995, was hailed as an important and revealing addition to Kerouac scholarship.

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140296150

Category: Literary Collections

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The first volume of Jack Kerouac's selected letters, published in 1995, was hailed as an important and revealing addition to Kerouac scholarship. This second and final volume, comprising letters written between 1957, the year On the Road was published, and the day before his death in 1969 at age forty-seven, tells Kerouac's life story through his candid correspondence with friends, confidants, and editors—among them Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Philip Whalen, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joyce Johnson, and Malcolm Cowley. Documenting his continuing development as a writer and his travels, love affairs, and complicated family life, the letters also reveal Kerouac's amazing courage in the force of criticism and his never-ending quest to be the best writer possible. Jack Kerouac Selected Letters 1957-1969 offers unparalleled insight into the life and mind of this giant of the American landscape.
Categories: Literary Collections

Selected Letters 1957 1969

Selected Letters  1957 1969

Letters provide a portrait of Kerouac during his final twelve years of life, from his rise to fame to his death in 1969 at age forty-seven

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015047589935

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 552

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Letters provide a portrait of Kerouac during his final twelve years of life, from his rise to fame to his death in 1969 at age forty-seven
Categories: Literary Collections

Kerouac

Kerouac

Kerouac to Hal Chase, May 15, 1949, in Selected Letters: 1940–1956, 189–190. Kerouac, journal entry from “Ten-Day Writing Log,” May 22, 1949, Kerouac CD-ROMnibus. Kerouac to Allen Ginsberg, June 10, 1949, in Selected Letters: 1940–1956, ...

Author: Paul Maher

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589793668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 577

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This is the authoritative biography of writer, poet, and beat generation icon Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), whose novel On the Road catapulted him to the forefront of the literary world and influenced budding writers for generations to come. A legendaryfigure in the landscape of American literature, Kerouac lived a turbulent life, one more intimately connected to his literary output than perhaps any other writer. Restless traveler, alcoholic, dissolute but devoted Catholic, and genius, Kerouac lived hard with his compatriots of the beat movement--William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, and Neal Cassady. With them, he created a new type of American literature as well as an enduring literary mythology. Kerouac: The Definitive Biography recounts in gripping detail the story of this exceptional life and the key relationships that affected Kerouac's development as an artist, including those with his three wives, numerous girlfriends, and beloved mother. Most important, Kerouac is the first biography based wholly on the vast array of primary source materials contemporary to the events described--letters, postcards, diaries, journals, notebooks, newspaper and magazine articles, legal documents, and television andaudio transcripts--sources that provide an unparalleled view of the intimate thoughts and everyday world of Kerouac.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

A collection of prolific writings from correspondence with friends, family members, and lovers follows the period between 1940, when Kerouac was a college freshman, and 1956, immediately before he became a celebrity. 12,500 first printing.

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015033981831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 708

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A collection of prolific writings from correspondence with friends, family members, and lovers follows the period between 1940, when Kerouac was a college freshman, and 1956, immediately before he became a celebrity. 12,500 first printing. Tour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Collected Letters 1944 1967

Collected Letters  1944 1967

Many of Neal Cassady's letters form part of an exchange of correspondence with Jack Kerouac, most of whose letters to Neal are published in Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1940-1956, edited by Ann Charters. References are made to the ...

Author: Neal Cassady

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101177334

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 512

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“Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome.... It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever.” —Carolyn Cassady Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac’s muse and the basis for the character “Dean Moriarty” in Kerouac’s classic On The Road, and as one of Ken Kesey’s merriest of Merry Pranksters, the driver of the psychedelic bus “Further,” immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This collection brings together more than two hundred letters to Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and other Beat generation luminaries, as well as correspondence between Neal and his wife, Carolyn. These amazing letters cover Cassady’s life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968. Brilliantly edited by Dave Moore, this unique collection presents the “Soul of the Beat Generation” in his own words—sometimes touching and tender, sometimes bawdy and hilarious. Here is the real Neal Cassady—raw and uncut.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Role of Jack Kerouac s Identity in the Development of his Poetics

The Role of Jack Kerouac   s Identity in the Development of his Poetics

II.2.2) The Critics' Opinion, and the Author's Conception of his own Literary Genre In her introduction to Selected Letters 1940-1956, Ann Charters summarized the genre of Kerouac's main books as “truestory novels”, based on his direct ...

Author: Stefano Maffina

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471706851

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

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This work revolves round the analysis of Jack Kerouac's complex identity and his main artistic inspirations. Even though the writer was born in Lowell, MA, he was raised in a Franco-American family with strong bonds with the Quebec region. The resultant split identity led to deep existential doubts that Kerouac was never able to overcome. However, the awareness of his cultural dichotomy proved extremely important for his own work. Indeed, the Beat author was able to reach an original poetics which was inspired by both American and French writers. Despite Kerouac's innovative style and writing method, an analysis of the artists who influenced his work could help contextualize and better understand his literary and linguistic genius.
Categories: Fiction

Emerson s Contemporaries and Kerouac s Crowd

Emerson s Contemporaries and Kerouac s Crowd

... point of reference of the Western Man .... Children and primitive people are part of the landscape . They are one with wind and weather , sun and stars , seed and seas season . ( Jack Kerouac . Selected Letters , 7940-1956 . ed .

Author: Bradley J. Stiles

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Stiles hopes to correct some popular misreadings of the nineteenth-century writers and provide a new approach to reading the twentieth-century authors by juxtaposing them alongside their predecessors."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Typewriter Century

Typewriter Century

58 Nash, “Technology in the Work of Jack Kerouac,” 34. 59 Jack Kerouac, Selected Letters, 1940–1956, ed. Ann Charters (New York: Viking, 1995), 315, Kerouac to Neal Cassady, 22 May 1951. 60 Nicosia, Memory Babe, 348.

Author: Martyn Lyons

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487525736

Category: Typewriters

Page: 276

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As a vehicle for outstanding creativity, the typewriter has been taken for granted and was, until now, a blind spot in the history of writing practices.
Categories: Typewriters