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Beatific Soul: Jack Kerouacs On the Road
Beatific Soul: Jack Kerouacs On the Road by Isaac Gewirtz 1857594975 9781857594973
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Beatific Soul: Jack Kerouacs On the Road by Isaac Gewirtz

Jack Kerouacs novel On the Road was a touchstone for a generation and the centrepiece of the Beat movement in literature and art. This new book examines Kerouacs life and career, and accompanies a major exhibition at The New York Public Library to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On the Roads publication in 1957. Kerouacs achievement as both a literary and cultural figure is traced, including his innovations in narrative techniques and in character development. His counterculture vision is explored, showing his image as a seer and sage who wanted to save America from its obsession with consumerism, the inhibition of sexuality and other conventional bourgeois pieties. The author also explores Kerouacs relationships with Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and other Beats, as well as the Beat movement in general. The book is heavily illustrated, with material from the extensive Kerouac literary archive owned by The New York Public Library, including typescript drafts of On the Road, as

Author: Isaac Gewirtz

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 208

Publisher: Scala Publishers

Publication Date: 2007-10-28

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ISBN: 1857594975

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