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1,601 wordsIrwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey. Louis Ginsberg, Allens dad, was a published poet, a high school teacher and a Jewish Socialist. His wife, Naomi, was a radical Communist and nudist who went tragically insane in early adulthood. A shy and complicated child growing up in Paterson, New Jersey, Allen's home life was dominated by his mother's bizarre and frightening episodes. A severe paranoid, she trusted Allen when she was convinced the rest of the family and the...
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1,447 wordsBorn on March 12, 1922, the youngest of three children in a French-Canadian family that had established itself in Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac was by the age of ten already aiming to become a writer. His father ran a print shop and published a local newsletter called the Spotlight. Before long he began writing and producing his own sport sheet, which he sold to friends and acquaintances in Lowell. He attended both Catholic and public schools, and won athletic scholarships to the Horace Ma...
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Chelsea House Publishers Loathing In Las Vegas
2,986 words... you see that Alex is not content to have control over his own life but he must have authority over others. He beats his "drugs" into submission and makes himself once more dictator over his small dominion. A key to his behavior is found in his name. Alex is named after Alexander the Great, the famous general who conquered the world but took his greatest solace in intellectual pursuits such as philosophy, which he was trained in by Aristotle. The name Alex, means, depending on which source on...
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1,947 wordsIn the beginning Jack Kerouac lived a wild and exciting life outside the realm of everyday " normal" American life. Though On the Road and The Dharma Bums were Kerouac's only commercial successes, he was a man who changed American literature and pop-culture. Kerouac virtually created a life-style devoted to life, art, literature, music, and poetry. When his movement grew out of his control, he came to despise it, and died lonely on the other side of what he once loved and cherished abo...
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3,099 wordsThe stresses and intensity of modern American society have influenced many people to adopt and adapt the principles of Buddhism and other Eastern religions. Some recent statistics from the US department of Health and Human Services show that 75 % of the General Population experiences at least? some stress? every two weeks (National Health Interview Survey). Half of those experience moderate or high levels of stress during the same two-week period. It is common knowledge that stress can lead to h...
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1,794 wordsInvestigating The Style And Technique Employed By Investigating The Style And Technique Employed By Jack Kerouac In On The Road On the Road by Jack Kerouac is a fresh and captivating novel which follows the life of Sal Paradise as he sets to the roads of America to escape the repetition of every day life. His journeys become a quest for new experiences and a new way of living, crossing both moral and legal boundaries in search for true freedom. Kerouac uses many techniques to attempt to convey t...
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1,124 words? World War II marked a wide dividing line between the old and the new in American society and the nation? s literature? (The World Book Encyclopedia 427). When world War II ended there was a pent up desire that had been postponed due to the war. Post war America brought about a time when it seemed that every young man was doing the same thing, getting a job, settling down and starting a family. America was becoming a nation of consumers. One group that was against conforming to this dull Americ...
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1,378 wordsJack Kerouac was a poet who focused on the forgotten people of the world. Wherever he traveled he found the places nobody wanted to find and turned the un-pretty into magnificent poetry. Kerouac used the people no one wanted to remember and turned them into poetic works of art. Jack Kerouac? s life was filled with adventure and self-destruction. Born on March 12, 1922, Kerouac grew up in the poor city of Lowell, Massachusetts. His life was tormented with poverty and alcoholism, first by his fath...
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Jack Kerouac Beat Generation
1,471 wordsBorn Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac Born in the town of Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922, Jack Kerouac was born to Leo and Gabrielle Kerouac, a French-Canadian couple in which Jack didn t even learn to speak English until age 6, when he was enrolled in school. Jack Kerouac would aspire to be one of the most inspirational writers of his time and in American history. Although, through his younger years, and while he was in school, he took a more athletic approach to life. Jack played Football in high sch...
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1,393 wordsBorn: Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac Born: March 12, 1922 Place of Birth: Lowell, Massachusetts Died: October 21, 1969 Place of Death: St. Petersburg, Florida Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Kerouac, a French-Canadian child in working-class Lowell, Massachusetts. Ti Jean spoke a local dialect of French called journal before he learned English. The youngest of three children, he was heartbroken when his older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of nine. Ti Jean was an intense and seriou...
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Life In America Sal And Dean
1,688 wordsJack Kerouac's Great American Novel, On the Road because the only people for me as the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes, Awwww w!' (On the Road, Jack Kerouac p. 8) The 40 s. A time of the beat generation...
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1,180 wordsThe Relationship of Jazz Music and Jack Kerouac There is a distinct relationship between jazz music and the Beat Generation, particularly Jack Kerouac. The writings of the beat generation were often influenced by the different styles of jazz. One certain style of jazz known as bop and bebop were the most influential of all forms on the beat generation. They were an improvised form of jazz that has been traced back to originating in Harlem in the early forties and fifties. A harmonically and rhyt...
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801 wordsMartin, William 2 - 14 - 97 Charters, Ann. Kerouac: A Biography. New York: St. Martin s Press, 1959, 1994. 419 pp. Jack Kerouac Kerouac: A Biography, helps to explain how Jack Kerouac, the founder and most important member of the Beat movement, was influenced by the rapidly changing culture of the 1950 s, as well as, how Kerouac ignited a social and literal revolution in America, from which the Beatniks and Hippies emerged. All of Kerouac s books drew public attention due to Kerouac s originalit...
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1,508 wordsThe lives and views of the outsiders in society is something that can be overlooked in literature. In writing focused on outsiders, the writer may not be writing from the position of someone outside the bounds of society simply having not experienced life in this context. This is not the case with the writer Jack Kerouac whose life is one situated on the fringes of society. Through his unconventional styles of writing Kerouac brings the existence of an outsider, himself, to life. Two such exampl...
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1,485 wordsOn the Road Jack Kerouac, father of the Beat generation, almost an explorer of American society, documented his journeys across our nation in the guise of Sal Paradise in his signature novel, On the Road. Some felt that this book was an attack on America, and others praise it as the definition of Americas culture. To myself, it was fascinating tail of adventure, people, and life. Kerouac puts into reality what I only dream of. This novel is a beautiful description of life at that time, and menti...
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1,780 wordsThe Beat Generatio The Twentieth Century has witnessed several moments which have helped to shape the face of American culture. Each movement has in some way altered the way we, as Americans, think and act. One of the most influential literary movements of this century has been that of the Beat movement. The Beats were initially a small group of individuals situated in New York. The Beat writers were a small group of friends at first, and a movement later. The Beat Generation in literature consi...
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Post War Period Rebel Without A Cause
1,758 wordsRebellion in the Fifties During the Fifties the United States was filled with confidence but at the same time insecurity. The United States emerged from WWII as a global superpower and a symbol for freedom. The United States saw its role in world affairs as the protector of free countries from communism. The fear of communism expansionism during the fifties was a major issue. Communism represented radical thinking and ideas, a shift away from conservatism thinking or a shift away from the center...
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Allen Ginsberg Ping Pong
1,149 wordsSocial Pressures Reflected in Ginsberg's Howl Post World War II America produced a number of images that will be forever imprinted on the minds of Americans. Such images as television shows like Leave It To Beaver and I Love Lucy, movies such as An Affair To Remember, and Brigadoon, are watched frequently even in todays society. But in this world of fairytale movies and the American Dream, what about those who didnt fit into the picture of perfection and prosperity? These men became the basis of...
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