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  • Kerouac As The Most Talented Writer
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    Jack Kerouac Born: March 12, 1922 Place of Birth: Lowell, Massachusetts Died: October 21, 1969 Place of Death: St. Petersburg, Florida Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Kerouac, a French-Canadian child in working-class Lowell, Massachusetts. Ti Jean spoke a local dialect of French called jou al before he learned English. The youngest of three children, he was heartbroken when his older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of nine. Ti Jean was an intense and serious child, devoted to ...
  • Kerouac's Originality And Unique Style Of Writing
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    Martin, William 2-14-97 Charters, Ann. Kerouac: A Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1959, 1994.419 pp. Jack Kerouac Kerouac: A Biography, helps to explain how Jack Kerouac, the founder and most important member of the Beat movement, was influenced by the rapidly changing culture of the 1950's, as well as, how Kerouac ignited a social and literal revolution in America, from which the Beatniks and Hippies emerged. All of Kerouac's books drew public attention due to Kerouac's originality and...
  • Miller's Experience At Big Sur
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    Big Sur: Paradise and Paradise Lost. Introduction It has never been an uncommon thing for one to retreat to nature in an attempt to 'find one's self,' and somewhat clich'e these days is the retreat to nature to 'find God. ' Hundreds of books, essays, seminars, and retreats devote themselves to helping one understand how to find enlightenment and healing through connecting with nature. It is a phenomenon that transcends religious boundaries-everyone, from Buddhists to Christian Mystics to Quakers...
  • Ginsberg To Kerouac's Writing
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    In the beginning Jack Kerouac lived a wild and exciting life outside the realm of everyday 'normal' American life. Though On the Road and The Dharma Bums were Kerouac's only commercial successes, he was a man who changed American literature and pop-culture. Kerouac virtually created a life-style devoted to life, art, literature, music, and poetry. When his movement grew out of his control, he came to despise it, and died lonely on the other side of what he once loved and cherished above all else...
  • Jack Kerouacs Concept Of Freedom
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    'On the Road'; by Jack Kerouac is a fresh and captivating novel which follows the life of Sal Paradise as he sets to the roads of America to escape the repetition of every day life. His journeys become a quest for new experiences and a new way of living, crossing both moral and legal boundaries in search for true freedom. Kerouac uses many techniques to attempt to convey the theme of personal freedom as well as to achieve freedom of expression. Jack Kerouac applies an original, spontaneous style...
  • Points Kerouac
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    Written in Kerouac's distinctive emotion-driven writing, On the Road exemplifies the attitude of the beat era and brings to life the adventures of the most realistic beat of all, Jack Kerouac. The book stirs the soul with its constant poetic flow and can be related to, by anyone. Like most of Kerouac's writings, On the Road is based on the adventures he had continually roaming about the United States in the late 1940's. Kerouac is the narrator in the novel and disguises himself under the alias o...
  • Kerouac Through Individual Poems
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    Buddhism and the Poetry of Jack Kerouac For we all go back where we came from, God's Lit Brain, his Transcendent Eye of Wisdom And there's your bloody circle called Samsara by the ignorant Buddhists, who will still be funny Masters up there, bless em. Jack Kerouac -from Heaven Jack Kerouac spent his creative years writing in a prosperous post world war II America. He was in many ways a very patriotic person who had no problem making known his love for his country, particularly within his literat...
  • Kerouacs Novel On The Road
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    Jack Kerouac: On the Road Jack Kerouac is the first to explore the world of the wandering hoboes in his novel, On the Road. He created a world that shows the lives and motivations of this culture he himself named the Beats. Kerouac saw the beats as people who rebel against everything accepted to gain freedom and expression. Although he has been highly criticized for his lack of writing skills, he made a novel that is both realistic and enjoyable to read. He has a complete disregard for developed...
  • Kerouac's Remarkable Use Of Description
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    Throughout the twentieth century, we have been witness to several movements which have helped to shape the face of American culture. From the beats, to the hippies and the punks of the seventies and eighties, these movements have modified the way we, as Americans, think and behave. "World War II marked a wide dividing line between the old and the new in American society and the nation's literature" (Zeleny 427). When the war was over the whole nation came to witness the times when nearly every y...

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