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149th Chorus - Poem by Jack Kerouac
In the following article, I will attempt to outline a new reading methodology for Beat fiction, based on some of the principles of bop aesthetics. This reading understands fiction—especially Beat fiction—as an aural art, as opposed to merely a textual phenomenon and so considers fiction in much the same way that poetry and music are often considered. Jack Kerouac composed his novel Visions of Gerard in released in , the same year Charles Mingus released his classic album Pithecanthropus Erectus. Buck published Imperial Woman , her fictionalized biography of Tzu Hsi. Meanwhile, Jack Kerouac was composing his touching and personal novel about his brother, Visions of Gerard which would not be published until But if this is merely a question of genre, so what? Just call it poetry and move on.
He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg , a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Thematically, his work covers topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism , drugs, poverty, and travel. He became an underground celebrity and, with other beats , a progenitor of the hippie movement , although he remained antagonistic toward some of its politically radical elements. In , at age 47, Kerouac died from an abdominal hemorrhage caused by a lifetime of heavy drinking. Since his death, Kerouac's literary prestige has grown, and several previously unseen works have been published.
Many poets have found Kerouac a liberating influence on their work. The specifications of the book are otherwise identical. To order this special edition, click here. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, and is the author of the poetry collection Crossroads and Unholy Water and The Company of Heaven: Stories from Haiti. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This Library of America series edition is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker.
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The album was recorded during , prior to the publication of Kerouac's sixth novel, Doctor Sax. Both albums featured jazz -based acommpaniment, however, for Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation , Kerouac had decided to record the album solely in spoken word. Several readings on the album are from several of Kerouac's written works. Extracts from the eponymous novel The Subterraneans and poetry collection San Francisco Blues are also featured. The front cover of the album features a picture of Kerouac tuning a radio, taken by photographer and musician John Cohen and other photography by Robert Frank is featured elsewhere on the album's artwork. Later CD pressings of the album reproduced Ginsberg's liner notes on fifteen illustrated postcards, addressed to Kerouac.