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

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

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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.he was writing autobiographical texts and that in his opinion a€œtwentieth century literature is a lonely monologuea€869. ... The odd statement that even Dostoevsky would have chosen to write autobiographical works was he living at that timeanbsp;...


Title:The Role of Jack Kerouac’s Identity in the Development of his Poetics
Author: Stefano Maffina
Publisher:Lulu.com - 2012-06-01
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