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Author Giamo, Benedict.

Title Kerouac, the word and the way : prose artist as spiritual quester / Ben Giamo.

Publication Info. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2000]


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 246 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-237) and index.
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Summary "Giamo's main purpose is to chronicle and clarify Kerouac's various spiritual quests through close examinations of the novels. Kerouac began his quest with On the Road, which also is Giamo's real starting point. To establish early themes, spiritual struggles, and stylistic shifts, however, Giamo begins with the first novel, The Town and the City, and ends with Big Sur, the final turning point in Kernouac's quest." "Kerouac was primarily a religious writer bent on testing and celebrating the profane depths and transcendent heights of experience and reporting both truly. Baptized and buried a Catholic, he was also heavily influenced by Buddhism, especially from 1954 until 1957 when he integrated traditional Eastern belief into several novels. Catholicism remained an essential force in his writing, but his study of Buddhism was serious and not solely in the service of his literary art."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Subject Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Critique et interprétation.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969. (OCoLC)fst00052352
Autobiographical fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Quests (Expeditions) in literature.
Beats (Persons) in literature.
Spiritual life in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Autobiographical fiction, American. (OCoLC)fst00822538
Beat generation in literature. (OCoLC)fst00829330
Quests (Expeditions) in literature. (OCoLC)fst01085709
Spiritual life in literature. (OCoLC)fst01130148
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Giamo, Benedict. Kerouac, the word and the way. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2000 0809323214 (DLC) 99053205 (OCoLC)42690123
ISBN 058546443X (electronic bk.)
9780585464435 (electronic bk.)
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