Jack Kerouac Essays

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  • Jack Kerouac On The Road

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    Dorest 1 Erlange Dorest Professor David Nixon ENC 1102 11 December 2017 On the Road Jack Kerouac was an American writer and poet of French-Canadian descent who made a significant mark in history in writing during the post-World War II era. He was recognized as the leader of the Beat movement generation and most popular book, “On the Road” which was published in 1957. The Beat Generation was known as the movement that was started by a group of authors that researched and influenced American culture

  • Jack Kerouac 's On The Road

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    Published in 1957, several years after it was written, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road is lauded as one of the most important literary works of the twentieth century. Praised for its role in the counterculture Beat movement that helped shape society today, the novel embraces previously taboo themes like sex, drugs, music, and dissatisfaction with the expectations of ordinary life in early ‘50’s America. According to legend, after years of real life experience of hitchhiking his way back and forth across

  • Jack Kerouac and The Beat Generation Essay

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    in north America still fear death when living a happy life in a first world country. Jack Kerouac is inspired to write spontaneously through his travels in Mexico because of Tristessa’s junk addiction and how she embraces death even though her life is miserable. The romantic’s wrote many poems about death and many artists from that era embraced death because it evoked a high level of curiosity in humans. Kerouac seems to embrace this notion too because it expresses an essential truth about the human

  • Comparison Of Depression In The Big Sur By Jack Kerouac

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    Depressed modern poets such as Jack Kerouac and Sylvia Plath tried to shock themselves into reality and heal their depression and feelings about certain subjects with alcohol and electroconvulsive therapy but could not. They both decided to chose the outlet of poetry and release their negative feelings by writing about similar themes. This becomes evident when one draws similarities between themes such as isolation, nature and love proven by examining The Big Sur by Jack Kerouac and many poetic works from

  • Comparing Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac Essay examples

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    Comparing Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac I. Introduction It has never been an uncommon thing for one to retreat to nature in an attempt to ‘find one’s self,’ and somewhat cliché these days is the retreat to nature to ‘find God.’ Hundreds of books, essays, seminars, and retreats devote themselves to helping one understand how to find enlightenment and healing through connecting with nature. It is a phenomenon that transcends religious boundaries—everyone, from Buddhists to Christian Mystics to

  • The Beat Generation Essay

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    nauseas of all kinds, is the remembrance of some lost bliss that was probably experienced in the womb and can only be reproduced (though we hate to admit it) in death." (Kerouac, Jack. “On the road.”). This quote, from Jack Kerouac’s book On the Road, is a brilliant example of the overall feel of the Beat Generation. Jack Kerouac is one of the most influential writers of the Beat Generation, rivaled only by the likes of Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burrough. But what exactly is the Beat Generation

  • Buddhism And The Poetry Of Jac Essay

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    Buddhism and the Poetry of Jack Kerouac For we all go back where we came from, God’s Lit Brain, his Transcendent Eye of Wisdom And there’s your bloody circle called Samsara by the ignorant Buddhists, who will still be funny Masters up there, bless em. Jack Kerouac -from Heaven      Jack Kerouac spent his creative years writing in a prosperous post world war II America. He was in many ways a very patriotic person who had no problem making known his

  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac Essay

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    On the Road, by Jack Kerouac, is an honest story of a friendship, and four trips across America. The narrator is Sal Paradise, an aspiring novelist who lives with his aunt in New Jersey. Sal’s best friend is Dean Moriarty. Sal idolizes Dean for his laidback cowboy style, his ease with women, and his all around joy in living. Over the course of the book, Dean marries, divorces, makes love to, and impregnates numerous women. Sal is considerably less promiscuous, but he doesn’t seem

  • Romanticism and Modernism as Strange Bedfellows: A Fresh Look at Jack Kerouac's On the Road

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    Romanticism and Modernism as Strange Bedfellows: A Fresh Look of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very Heaven! O time In which the meagre, stale, forbidding ways Of custom, law and statute, took at once The attraction of a Country in Romance! The Prelude—William Wordsworth (Come in under the shadow of this rock), And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening

  • The Beat Poetry Revolution Of The 1950-1960s

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    Every revolution has begun with a vision. The beat poetry rebellion’s just happened to be opioid-induced. Picture this: the 1950’s. With the threat of nuclear war on the horizon during the Cold War, the citizens of the United States began to detest their government. In 1952, homosexuality was officially classed as a mental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. In 1955, Allen Ginsberg first performed Howl, which would soon become the most widely controversial beat

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