Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac

Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac

by Regina Weinreich

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Library Journal
Focusing on Kerouac's desire to create one vast book, the Duluoz legend, Weinreich successfully demonstrates that each work tries to solve a structural problem presented in a prior one. Her analysis of the spiral structure governing each novel is perceptive and original, as is her discussion of the way jazz influenced Kerouac's prose style. The attempt to view On the Road , The Subterraneans , and Tristessa in terms of the courtly tradition is, however, less convincing. Weinreich's work is oriented more toward style than psychology and is more generous in its assessment than Warren French's recent Jack Kerouac (Twayne, 1986), which serves more as a general introduction. Libraries will find both titles worthwhile. William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY

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Regina Weinreich drives together threads of artistic influences that ultimately define Jack's writing more than any 'Beat Credo'…

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