Jack Kerouac: An Interpretation Of Frank's Photography

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Jack Kerouac’s introduction meticulously puts Robert Frank’s photographs into words. Both the text and pictures complement each other well, pictures evolve in the audience’s mind while reading the text. As a person who saw Frank’s photographs before reading the introduction, I knew which pictures Kerouac was describing in his text. As well, Kerouac’s text opens the reader to new interpretations of Frank’s images; for example, “... Hoboken in the winter, platform full of politicians all ordinary looking till suddenly at the far end to the right you see one of them pursing his lips in prayer politico (yawning probably) not a soul cares” (Kerouac ). In his introduction, Jack Kerouac speaks very highly of Robert Frank and his work. In his opinion,
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