Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement

This character from Jack Kerouac's Visions of Cody corresponds to Vicki Russell. VISIONS OF CODY. Although On the Road is by near consensus Jack Kerouac's greatest novel and certainly the novel by which he is best known, Kerouac never ...

Author: Paul Varner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810871892

Category: History

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The Beat Movement was and is a literary and arts movement, the most radical and innovative of the 20th century, and because it was so open to new ideas of poetics and aesthetics, it has adapted from decade to decade. The history of the Beat Movement is still being written in the early years of the 21st century. Unlike other kinds of literary and artistic the Beat Movement is self-perpetuating. After the 1950s generation, a new generation arose in the 1960s led by writers such as Diane Wakowski, Anne Waldman, and poets from the East Side Scene. In the 1970s and 1980s writers from the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church and contributors to World magazine continued the movement. The 1980s and 1990s Language Movement saw itself as an outgrowth and progression of previous Beat aesthetics. Today poets and writers in San Francisco still gather at City Lights Bookstore and in Boulder at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and continue the movement. It is now a postmodern movement and probably would be unrecognizable to the earliest Beats. It may even be in the process of finally shedding the name Beat. But the Movement continues. The Historical Dictionary of the Beat Movement covers the movements 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 a vital reference tool for any researcher interested in learning more about the Beat Movement.

The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction 1980 2018

Kennedy's stories often generate a sense of intimacy through the power of fiction, lying or deceit, ... derelict female characters – on a road trip to France reminiscing about dysfunctional past relationships (in Foreign Parts [1994]) ...

Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108636872

Category: Literary Criticism


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From 1980 to the present, huge transformations have occurred in every area of British cultural life. The election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979 ushered in a new neoliberal era in politics and economics that dramatically reshaped the British landscape. Alongside this political shift, we have seen transformations to the public sphere caused by the arrival of the internet and of social media, and changes in the global balance of power brought about by 9/11, the emergence of China and India as superpowers, and latterly the British vote to leave the European Union. British fiction of the period is intimately interwoven with these historical shifts. This collection brings together some of the most penetrating critics of the contemporary, to explore the role that the British novel has had in shaping the cultural landscape of our time, at a moment, in the wake of the EU referendum of 2016, when the question of what it means to be British has become newly urgent.

In Harmony

Many of these stories reveal variousfacetsofhischaracter, alongwithsnippets about his relationship with Misty. ... their struggles and joys; their adventures on the road and in themusicbusiness;his opinions on matters great and small.

Author: Moragh Carter

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781780884202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Just imagine moving fifteen hundred miles from your home city, only to find that your marriage has fallen apart. Dreams are shattered; hopes dashed; life has kicked you in the teeth. A few months later you meet someone else, you fall in love and find that you have found your soul mate. You start to get to know each other, and then you make an extraordinary discovery; that you were born, not just in the same city, but in the very same hospital. That is exactly what happened to Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan. They have each spent their working lives as musicians, Misty on piano and keyboards and Jack on keyboards and guitar, and they started working in local clubs during their teens. When they met they were working in nearby clubs in Hollywood, Florida, after becoming aware of each other through seeing each others' names on club billboards and in the local newspaper and a few years later they developed their distinctive harmonies. They have had some incredible experiences during their lifetime, both on the road and off. They have had the thrill of working with most of the biggest names of their era in country music, and they have also worked in places where nobody knew, or cared, who they were. They have had many marvelous adventures and they have also known personal tragedies. They have known both riches and poverty at different stages of their lives. This book gives an account of their lives from their birth and childhood through to the summer of 2012.

Novel Writing Imagination on The Page

A great bonus is that you can find historical sources, visit sites, even, interview participants in the actual events to ... Jack Kerouac's On the Road, is an example where real life characters have been renamed for a fiction novel.

Author: Eugene Doyen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291112665



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The Beat Generation and the Popular Novel in the United States 1945 1970

Neal Cassady , basis of the Moriarty character , was an ex - con , thief , liar , con artist , and hustler when ... Kerouac's main strategy in On the Road was to blur the relationship between fact and fiction , thus implying that the ...

Author: Thomas Newhouse

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786408413

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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The "Beat Generation" that emerged after World War II and reached its zenith in the 1960s represented an era of new perspectives. The questioning, anti-establishment view of the world prevalent among the various members of the Beat Movement found its voice in both novels and poetry. The novels especially, or what might be called underground narratives, were a driving force within the literary, social and cultural revolution that characterized the Beats. This study of the American novel during that era presents the forerunners of the literary tradition of the Beats and examines the major genres of the Beat novel: the juvenile delinquent novel, the self-discovering novel of individuality, the gay novel, the drug novel, the new journalism, and novels taking on topics of defiance and submission. From novels that have found a mainstream acceptance, like The Blackboard Jungle, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and On the Road, to lesser-known works like Go, Young Adam, and Flee the Angry Strangers, numerous representative works are examined in depth. Also included is a chronology of underground narratives, showing the development of these novels from their early twentieth century antecedents to current works.

Beat Drama

These parallels are noteworthy, but so too are the differences between the novel and play. Where On the Road presents characters rejecting conventional domesticity and social norms in order to risk the possibilities of Beat discovery on ...

Author: Deborah Geis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472567895

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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Readers and acolytes of the vital early 1950s-mid 1960s writers known as the Beat Generation tend to be familiar with the prose and poetry by the seminal authors of this period: Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Diane Di Prima, and many others. Yet all of these authors, as well as other less well-known Beat figures, also wrote plays-and these, together with their countercultural approaches to what could or should happen in the theatre-shaped the dramatic experiments of the playwrights who came after them, from Sam Shepard to Maria Irene Fornes, to the many vanguard performance artists of the seventies. This volume, the first of its kind, gathers essays about the exciting work in drama and performance by and about the Beat Generation, ranging from the well-known Beat figures such as Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs, to the "Afro-Beats†? - LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Bob Kaufman, and others. It offers original studies of the women Beats - Di Prima, Bunny Lang - as well as groups like the Living Theater who in this era first challenged the literal and physical boundaries of the performance space itself.

Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film

The novel ends on a hopeful note as the characters' final destination in Marin, San Francisco, which serves as a centre of cultural diversity and tolerance, turns out to be the most accepting of the places, although their relationship ...

Author: Sharmani Patricia Gabriel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000399639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Acknowledging the significance of Edward Said’s Orientalism for contemporary discourse, the contributors to this volume deconstruct, rearrange, and challenge elements of his thesis, looking at the new conditions and opportunities offered by globalization. What can a renewed or reconceptualized Orientalism teach us about the force and limits of our racial imaginary, specifically in relation to various national contexts? In what ways, for example, considering our greater cross-cultural interaction, have clichés and stereotypes undergone a metamorphosis in contemporary societies and cultures? Theoretically, and empirically, this book offers an expansive range of contexts, comprising the insights, analytical positions, and perspectives of a transnational team of scholars of comparative literature and literary and cultural studies based in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, USA, Singapore, Taiwan, and Turkey. Working with, through and beyond Orientalism, they examine a variety of cultural texts, including the novel, short story, poetry, film, graphic memoir, social thought, and life writing. Making connections across centuries and continents, they articulate cultural representation and discourse through multiple approaches including critical content analysis, historical contextualization, postcolonial theory, gender theory, performativity, intertextuality, and intersectionality. Given its unique approach, this book will be essential reading for scholars of literary theory, film studies and Asian studies, as well as for those with a general interest in postcolonial literature and film.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (1925), for instance, driving is an index of personal morality, ... John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (1939) is a road novel with a social conscience, depicting a group of Dust Bowl farmers ...


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405192446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1536

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

started planning a novel about it; similarly, he had done very little hitchhiking before On the Road started taking ... in order to replenish his stock of material, particularly and most egregiously in his relationships with women.

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195156539

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2280

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Gale Researcher Guide for Henry Fielding s Tom Jones and the English Novel

Finally, they have considered the relationship between the novelist and the Scriblerians; while their satire focused on attacking ... Henry Fielding (1707–1754) is most famous for his novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749).

Author: Nancy A. Mace

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535851596

Category: Study Aids

Page: 8

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Henry Fielding's Tom Jones and the English Novel is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

The Beat Generation

The Dharma Bums (1958) Summary: Ray Smith goes into the mountains with his friend Japhy Ryder in search of adventure and spiritual awakening. Subtext: Like Kerouac' road novel, The Dharma Bums is focussed on the relationship between ...

Author: Jamie Russell

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842439227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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Were they angel-headed hipsters, dope smoking dropouts or the most exciting group of writers in postwar American literature? Their stories of drugs, sex and the search for an alternative to 'squaresville' have cornered the market in cult literature, remaining hip even while being taught on university courses and in schools. On the Road, Naked Lunch and Howl have become milestones of underground literature and the key Beats (Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg) are mythic figures of contemporary pop culture. This Pocket Essential provides an introductory essay examining the importance of the writers and their work in American culture. Separate chapters are devoted to the lives and work of Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac. Later chapters discuss the other members of this movement (Neal Cassady, Herbert Huncke and many more), the Beats on film, and their influence on the counterculture of the 60s.

Liebe Nach Dem Krieg

The Theme of Love in Post-war German Fiction Frank Michael Schicketanz ... This attitude is reflected in Tauben im Gras wherein even the characters for whom Munich is home act out the restless , haphazard life of someone on the road .

Author: Frank Michael Schicketanz

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 3826010183

Category: Amour dans la littérature

Page: 163

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Victims and Perpetrators 1933 1945

Each turn of the page contributes to the evolving literary road trip that oscillates between the present and the past. The narrator focuses on the novel's four main characters in turn: Lena, Julius Dahlmann, Richard Franzen, ...

Author: Laurel Cohen-Pfister

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110897470

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

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This volume examines the politics of history and memory in Germany today through a review and analysis of seminal developments in the current discourse on 1933 – 1945. An interdisplicinary work, this book examines questions of representing the past from the perspective of literary studies, social psychology, film studies, history, and cultural studies. Themes include transgenerational memory and remembrance, the air war and German literature, commemoration and silences, transnational reconciliation, and historical consciousness in the German present. The collected essays make clear that as the current discourse contributes toward an historically informed, differentiated understanding of individuals’ roles in the Third Reich and World War Two, victim and perpetrator identities cannot be defined as exclusive from one another. The discourse emphasizes personal over collective experience and answers questions of responsibility and guilt on the individual level.

Wisconsin Library Bulletin

of the Five Year Plan ; of his unwarranted Fiction arrest ; and his life in prison camps until his escape , with wife ... and ing the varied sidedness of Napoleon's other stories of family relationships will character and his ability a ...



ISBN: WISC:89096044144

Category: Libraries


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Librarians in Fiction

She appears in Chapter 22 , where she pleasantly receives on - the - road couple Billy and Saxon Roberts , who are fleeing labor strife in Oakland , California ... The Giant's House is a good study of love , death , and second chances .

Author: Grant Burns

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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The depictions of librarians in over 374 novels, short stories, and plays in English are the focus of this fully annotated reference work. Librarians, no less than other professionals, want to know how they are depicted in fiction. The stereotypical or fictional librarian--the one with the bun, comfortable shoes, and dour demeanor--may be fading, but fiction teaches a lesson about public perception. Actually, story librarians are often described as adaptable, knowledgeable, shrewd, tactful, tender and intelligent--traits that the authors, and by extension the readers, look for in their librarians. All entries include complete bibliographic data, followed by a lengthy annotation that discusses how the librarian fits into the story and gives insight to how he or she is depicted. Title and author indexes are provided for further utility.

The Victorian Approach to Modernism in the Fiction of Dorothy L Sayers

Montague Egg is a travelling salesman who becomes an amateur detective as he encounters murders on the road in some ... 2 Janet Hitchman has speculated that the novel was based on a real life marriage, but I do not agree with her view ...

Author: Aoife Leahy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443811996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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Dorothy L. Sayers wrote bestselling detective novels and short stories in the 1920s and 1930s. Working within a popular medium, Sayers promotes nineteenth century and modernist literature with skills learnt during a period of employment in an advertising agency. In much of her fiction she recommends her choice of good books by name. She also suggests that taking Victorian literature as a foundation can bring her reader to a better understanding of literary modernism. With a didactic intent, Sayers shows how Lewis Carroll’s Alice can help us to eventually read Virginia Woolf, for instance. Her approach to educating her readers is always through entertainment. Sayers worked briefly as a teacher before taking up copywriting and retained important insights on how to improve the learning experience for any reader. Sayers’ admiration for the Victorian sensation author Wilkie Collins is widely recognised. This book examines Sayers’ attention to equally important Victorian influences from John Ruskin and George Eliot to Oscar Wilde, particularly in relation to the topic of education. She often questions the boundaries between “popular” and “serious” literature. Sayers’ personal views on the connections between mid-Victorian, late Victorian and high modernist authors are also considered.

Dynamic Psychology in Modernist British Fiction

relationship with Claire receives a setback, however, when she confesses that her father, Mr Morton, ... carried out a natural analysis on Foster, thus helping him on the road to individuation, his love for her is essentially selfless.

Author: G. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230288072

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Dynamic Psychology in Modernist British Fiction argues that literary critics have tended to distort the impact of pre-Freudian psychological discourses, including psychical research, on Modern British Fiction. Psychoanalysis has received undue attention over a more typical British eclecticism, embraced by now-forgotten figures including Frederic Myers and William McDougall. This project focuses on the Edwardian novelists most fully engaged by dynamic psychology, May Sinclair, and J.D. Beresford, but also reconsiders Arnold Bennett and D.H. Lawrence. The book concludes by demonstrating Woolf's subtle assimilation of pre-Freudian discourse.

Leopards in the Temple

In relation to On the Road , Rabbit is at once the guilty , conflicted Sal and the amoral Dean , for Updike has taken ... heart of the lyrical novel and enmeshed it in the fateful and ironic consequences of the fiction of relationships ...

Author: Morris Dickstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674006046

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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The 25 years after World War II were a fertile period for the American novel and an era of transformation in American society. Offering a social as well as literary history, Dickstein provides a frank assessment of more than 20 key figures.

Modern South Asian Literature in English

Her female characters are commonly extremely beautiful , and they gain a good deal of their power from their ability to entice others with their " exotic " glamour — a pattern that echoes traditional male - dominated fiction .

Author: Paul Brians

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031332011X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Looks at the work of fifteen authors who were born in India, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka, and whose work is based at least partly there, including R.K. Narayan, Salman Rushdie, and Arundhati Roy.

Major Characters In American Fiction

A Biographical Encyclopedia of More than 1500 of the Most Influential Fictional Creations of American Writers Jack Salzman, Pamela Wilkinson. After a series of relationships, some lasting as long as a year, Sonny found himself in New ...

Author: Jack Salzman

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466881938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 952

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Major Characters in American Fiction is the perfect companion for everyone who loves literature--students, book-group members, and serious readers at every level. Developed at Columbia University's Center for American Culture Studies, Major Characters in American Fiction offers in-depth essays on the "lives" of more than 1,500 characters, figures as varied in ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and experience as we are. Inhabiting fictional works written from 1790 to 1991, the characters are presented in biographical essays that tell each one's life story. They are drawn from novels and short stories that represent ever era, genre, and style of American fiction writing--Natty Bumppo of The Leatherstocking Tales, Celie of The Color Purple, and everyone in between.