Kerouac's crooked road: development of a fiction

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Archon Books, 1981 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
Now available for the first time in paperback, here is Tim Hunt's incisive look into Jack Kerouac's creative process and achievement. Debunking much of the mythology about Kerouac, Hunt shows the author of "On the Road and "Visions of Cody working out the literary strategies that link him to Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and other canonical American novelists. This is an essential book for anyone interested in Beat culture and Kerouac's conscious literary artistry.

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Contents

From Fact to Vision The Road Book
77
The Redeeming Eye
143
Notes
253
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About the author (1981)

Tim Hunt is Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, Vancouver, and the editor of "The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers". Ann Charters is Professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and the editor of "Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac, 1940-1956" and "The Kerouac Reader".

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