Understanding Jack Kerouac

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In 1944, when Harriet Keyserling arrived in the small South Carolina town of Beaufort, she found herself in an environment foreign to her. Coming to Beaufort with her husband - a native son and local physician - she was a liberal northerner in the conservative South and a Jew in a predominantly Christian world. These religious and political differences only intensified her feelings of being an outsider - a thread that would run through much of her life and career. Against the Tide traces, in Keyserling's own ...
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In 1944, when Harriet Keyserling arrived in the small South Carolina town of Beaufort, she found herself in an environment foreign to her. Coming to Beaufort with her husband - a native son and local physician - she was a liberal northerner in the conservative South and a Jew in a predominantly Christian world. These religious and political differences only intensified her feelings of being an outsider - a thread that would run through much of her life and career. Against the Tide traces, in Keyserling's own words, her journey into the world of "good ol' boy" Southern politics and her labors to reform the political system in South Carolina. It is the story of a woman who arrived a Yankee liberal and became an effective eight-term legislator in the South Carolina House of Representatives. She served for sixteen years then retired in 1992, when the rancor and partisanship of the legislature became intolerable for her. Against the Tide describes the intensely personal journey of an unconventional politician struggling for self-confidence, overcoming odds, and making a lasting difference. At a time when the political tide is again turning, Harriet Keyserling proves that one person can effect change in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
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Having issued over 50 volumes devoted to contemporary American authors and genres, the "Understanding Contemporary American Literature" series, under the direction of Matthew J. Bruccoli, continues to provide useful guides for students and general readers. Following Edward Foster's broader work, Understanding the Beats (LJ 3/1/92), Theado's more focused study examines Kerouac's books in the order in which they were written, as opposed to their publication order or their place in Kerouac's "Duluoz legend"--an approach that makes it easier to trace the development of major themes and motifs and to chart Kerouac's artistic growth as he experiments with language and technique. Making good use of Kerouac's recently published correspondence, Theado's analyses of Kerouac's major themes are generally on target. But too much of the book is devoted to summary. Whitt is much better at integrating summary and analysis in her graceful study of Naylor's work (although, to be fair to Theado, taking on Kerouac's massively diverse corpus is the more formidable task). Examining each of Naylor's novels in order of publication (through her 1998 The Men of Brewster Place), she perceptively comments on Naylor's major themes, her use of symbolism, the development of her characters, and her critical reputation. She also explores Naylor's literary influences--the Bible, Dante, Shakespeare, African American folklore, and mythology. Whitt's scholarship, presented in clear, vivid prose, is perfect for the readers this series hopes to attract, though more knowledgeable readers will also benefit from her keen insights into one of America's most talented novelists. Like all series volumes, these works include primary and briefly annotated secondary bibliographies.--William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Family 4
2 The Keyserlings 20
3 Beaufort 26
4 County Council: The First Step 46
5 Running for the Legislature 61
6 Cast of Characters 69
7 The Beaufort Delegation 94
8 Past Reformers 105
9 The First Year 131
10 My First Bills 144
11 Nuclear Waste 174
12 Filibusters 194
13 The Five-Percent Reserve Fund Caper 210
14 The Education Improvement Act 219
15 NCSL: Going National 242
16 Women and Politics 254
17 The Arts and State Government 282
18 Other Elections 309
19 Energy Policies 332
20 Back to Beaufort 352
Index 376
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