Jack Kerouac s Duluoz LegendJack Kerouac s Duluoz Legend

In Kerouac's tale the brother is not only a rival and a messenger , like Creon , but a precursor of Oedipus as well . ... As much as a search for a missing father or a chronicle of over - attachment to a mother , the Duluoz Legend is an ...

Author: James T. Jones

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809322633


Page: 278

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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."--BOOK JACKET.

Understanding Jack KerouacUnderstanding Jack Kerouac

INTRODUCTION The following chapters detail the ways that each work in the Duluoz Legend presents its own particular challenges to the writer . In each case Kerouac ... The real legend of Jack Kerouac is the saga of a writer at work .

Author: Matt Theado

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570032726


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.".

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

Grace showed how the two sides of Kerouac's prose, the autobiographical and the fictional one, were tightly interrelated: Kerouac indeed noted that [The Duluoz Legend] was autobiographical, which the Legend clearly is.

Author: Stefano Maffina

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471706851


Page: 396

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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.

Jack Kerouac s On the RoadJack Kerouac s On the Road

is the process of revision more revealing than in the composition of Kerouac's most famous novel, On the Road, ... In the first two versions of the story, Kerouac tried to expand the From Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend: the Mythic Form of ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791075814


Page: 252

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- Presents the most important 20th century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature - The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism - Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - Introductory essay by Harold Bloom"

Historical Dictionary of the Beat MovementHistorical Dictionary of the Beat Movement

Johnson, Ronna C. “'You're Putting Me On': Jack Kerouac and the Postmodern Emergence.” In The Beat Generation: Critical Essays, edited by Kostas Myrsiades, 37—56. New York: Lang, 2002. Jones, James T. Jack Kerouac 's Duluoz Legend: The ...

Author: Paul Varner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873971


Page: 394

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The Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement covers the movement’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant novels, poems, and volumes of poetry and prose that have formed the Beat canon. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Beat Movement.

The Beat GenerationThe Beat Generation

Haynes, Sarah, ”An Exploration of Jack Kerouac's Buddhism:Text and Life”122 • Heller, Christine Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder: ... ”On the Road: Kerouac's Ragged American Journey”. ... Jones, James T., ”Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend”.


Publisher: PediaPress




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The Cambridge Companion to the BeatsThe Cambridge Companion to the Beats

Jack Kerouac and the Beat Novel of the seven novels in which Kerouac's protagonist is named Jack Duluoz. There is little agreement about what constitutes “The Duluoz Legend” proper, even among the most genial Beat scholars, but here is ...

Author: Steven Belletto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107184459


Page: 300

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The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era. The Beats were a literary and cultural phenomenon originating in New York City in the 1940s that reached worldwide significance. Although its most well-known figures are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, the Beat movement radiates out to encompass a rich diversity of figures and texts that merit further study. Consummate innovators, the Beats had a profound effect not only on the direction of American literature, but also on models of socio-political critique that would become more widespread in the 1960s and beyond. Bringing together the most influential Beat scholars writing today, this Companion provides a comprehensive exploration of the Beat movement, asking critical questions about its associated figures and arguing for their importance to postwar American letters.

The Beat Generation FAQThe Beat Generation FAQ

Jack. Kerouac's. “Duluoz. Legend”. To say that Jack Kerouac was a prolific writer would be a gross understatement —his vast body of work comprises what he labeled the “Duluoz Legend” (the word “duluoz” being derived from the ...

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136344


Page: 400

View: 699

(FAQ). The Beat Generation FAQ is an informative and entertaining look at the enigmatic authors and cutting-edge works that shaped this fascinating cultural and literary movement. Disillusioned with the repression and conformity encompassing post-World War II life in the United States, the Beat writers sought creative alternatives to the mind-numbing banality of modern culture. Beat Generation writers were no strangers to controversy: Both Allen Ginsberg's prophetic, William Blakean-style poem "Howl" (1956) and William S. Burroughs' groundbreaking novel Naked Lunch (1959) led to obscenity trials, while Jack Kerouac's highly influential novel On the Road (1957) was blamed by the establishment for corrupting the nation's youth and continues to this day to serve as a beacon of hipster culture and the bohemian lifestyle. The Beat writers shared a vision for a new type of literature, one that escaped the boundaries of academia and employed an organic use of language, inspired by the spontaneity and improvisational nature of jazz music and abstract expressionism (Kerouac coined this writing style "spontaneous prose"). In search of deeper meaning, Beat Generation writers experimented not only with language but also with spirituality, art, drugs, sexuality, and unconventional lifestyles. Although the movement as a whole flamed out quickly in the early 1960s, replaced by the onset of the hippie counterculture, the Beats made an indelible mark on the nation's consciousness and left a long-lasting influence on its art and culture. This book details the movement its works, creative forces, and its legacy.

The Daybreak BoysThe Daybreak Boys

2 Circular Journey: Jack Kerouac's Duluoz Legend We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot "Little Gidding" your goal is ...

Author: Gregory Stephenson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809386475


Page: 232

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In these critical essays Gregory Stephenson takes the reader on a journey through the literature of the Beat Generation: a journey encompassing that common ethos of Beat literature— the passage from darkness to light, from fragmented being toward wholeness, from Beat to Beatific. He travels through Jack Kerouac’ s Duluoz Legend, following Kerouac’ s quests for identity, community, and spiritual knowledge. He examines Allen Ginsberg’ s use of transcendence in “ Howl,” discovers the Gnostic vision in William S. Burroughs’ s fiction, and studies the mythic, visionary power of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’ s poetry. Stephenson also provides detailed examinations of the writing of lesser-known Beat authors: John Clellon Holmes, Gregory Corso, Richard Fariñ a, and Michael McClure. He explores the myth and the mystery of the literary legend of Neal Cassady. The book concludes with a look at the common traits of the Beat writers— their use of primitivism, shamanism, myth and magic, spontaneity, and improvisation, all of which led them to a new idiom of consciousness and to the expansion of the parameters of American literature.

Emerson s Contemporaries and Kerouac s CrowdEmerson s Contemporaries and Kerouac s Crowd

JACK KEROUAC ADDRESSES THE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL nature of his writings , asserting that his body of work can be read as one vast book like Proust's ... [ the books ] are just chapters in the whole work I call The Duluoz Legend .

Author: Bradley J. Stiles

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639607


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.