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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jason Vredenburg In both the critical literature and the popular imagination, Jack Kerouac’s seminal road narrative On the Road is often viewed as a celebration of American individualism and frontier myth. Placing the novel within the context of the changing approach to automotive infrastructure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 171–192.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of the uncharted verbal rhetorical seas that Jack (& yrself) sail in” {As Ever 147), Ginsberg plots his new venture according to coordinates given by Kerouac and Cassady, who had significantly explored these “rhetorical seas” through their own letter exchange. Since Ginsberg tells Cassady...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
... suggests a particular understanding of what the label “Beat Generation” means, one informed by the stereotype of On the Road (1957) and the sense of Jack Kerouac’s protagonists as pioneers of the gap year and cultural appropriation. Weiss’s barroom encounter is telling for what it indicates about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the poet’s final years. Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Everson employ varieties of “the language of incarnation” (95). Gelpi views Ginsberg and Kerouac as unabashedly neoromantic and thus the kind of poets for whom he has a natural affinity. His discussion of the two ends with a consideration...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
... polarizing than such debates” (xxi). This sounds modest enough, and inclusive. With the exception of Maxine Hong Kingston, however, the writers Arthur examines are white men, suggesting a peculiarly narrow sort of inclusiveness. Yet each of these men—James Agee, Jack Kerouac, Russell Banks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... Likewise, the following chapter on Jack Kerouac explores his Ca- nadian heritage as a camouflaged but important element in the genesis of the Beats’ rebellious zeitgeist. By linking the Latin American youth- oriented rebellions of La Onda to Canadian sensibilities, and to the Beats’ idealization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
... scathing critique of a wel- fare state that placed limitations on the total freedom to buy and sell. In various letters to Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac in the late 1940s and early ‘50s, Burroughs emphasized that the United States was not merely over- restrictive and conformist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
... by writers as diverse as Flan- nery O’Connor, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jack Kerouac—to craft an incor- ruptibly personal style, but rather by elaborating formal concomitants of the systemic forces seen to threaten middle-class individuality. We might thus see the postmodern deemphasis of character...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...): 20—33 James, William. See Olson Joyce, James. See Jacobs; Pagnattaro; Stearns 117 Index I^-ertzer, Jon. “The Course of a Particular: On the Ethics of Literary Singu­ larity.” 50.3 (2004): 207-238 Kerouac,Jack. See Harris Knox,Edward C.“I See France: Priorities in Nonfiction.” 49.1...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 12–31.
Published: 01 March 2003
... waves of American writers on France, from James and Wharton to the so-called lost generation of Stein, Hemingway, Miller, Fitzgerald, et al. in the twenties and thirties, and on to the post-WorldWar II generation of James Jones, Jack Kerouac, Irwin Shaw, and black expatriates like Wright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 90–116.
Published: 01 March 2012
....” Disembodied Poetics: Annals of the Jack Kerouac School. Ed. Anne Waldman and Andrew Schelling. U of New Mexico P, 1994. 71-94. “An Interview with Nathaniel Mackey.” By Christopher Funkhouser. Callaloo 18.2 (1995) 321-34. Michaels, Walter Benn. Our America: Nativism, Modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Jung, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, John Cage, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, and many others. Notions we have inherited that Buddhism is about “pure experience,” satori , or sudden enlightenment, and that Zen represents an ideal state of tranquility beyond language can be, in many ways, traced...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... that the Beat writers, such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, responded so strongly to jazz and made it a galvanizing part of their own lingo was because the music and the romanticized lifestyle of its musicians (Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, et al.) signified spontaneous expression...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... countercultural writers like Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson. However, when Oscar reinvents himself as Buffalo Zeta Brown and returns to legal practice in Revolt, he must suture his professional identity. He must bridge the gap between himself and his clients, becoming a true minority professional...