On The Road

Author by : Jack Kerouac
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Publisher by : Penguin Classics
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Description : 'I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else's' Bob Dylan Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins his hero, the mystical traveller Dean Moriarty, on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream. A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac's exhilarating novel swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion. One of the most influential and important novels of the 20th century, this is the book that launched the Beat Generation and remains the bible of that literary movement.


Some Of The Dharma

Author by : Jack Kerouac
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Mexico City Blues

Author by : Jack Kerouac
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Classics
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Description : Kerouac's first and most important poem, Mexico City Blues, incorporates all the elements of his theory of spontaneous composition. Memories, fantasies, dreams, and surrealistic free association are all lyrically combined in the loose format of the blues to create an original and moving epic. This edition features and introduction by Alan Ginsberg.


Brother Souls

Author by : Ann Charters
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Description : John Clellon Holmes met Jack Kerouac on a hot New York City weekend in 1948, and until the end of Kerouac’s life they were—in Holmes’s words—“Brother Souls.” Both were neophyte novelists, hungry for literary fame but just as hungry to find a new way of responding to their experiences in a postwar American society that for them had lost its direction. Late one night as they sat talking, Kerouac spontaneously created the term “Beat Generation” to describe this new attitude they felt stirring around them. Brother Souls is the remarkable chronicle of this cornerstone friendship and the life of John Clellon Holmes. From 1948 to 1951, when Kerouac’s wanderings took him back to New York, he and Holmes met almost daily. Struggling to find a form for the novel he intended to write, Kerouac climbed the stairs to the apartment in midtown Manhattan where Holmes lived with his wife to read the pages of Holmes’s manuscript for the novel Go as they left the typewriter. With the pages of Holmes’s final chapter still in his mind, he was at last able to crack his own writing dilemma. In a burst of creation in April 1951 he drew all the materials he had been gathering into the scroll manuscript of On the Road. Biographer Ann Charters was close to John Clellon Holmes for more than a decade. At his death in 1988 she was one of a handful of scholars allowed access to the voluminous archive of letters, journals, and manuscripts Holmes had been keeping for twenty-five years. In that mass of material waited an untold story. These two ambitious writers, Holmes and Kerouac, shared days and nights arguing over what writing should be, wandering from one explosive party to the next, and hanging on the new sounds of bebop. Through the pages of Holmes’s journals, often written the morning after the events they recount, Charters discovered and mined an unparalleled trove describing the seminal figures of the Beat Generation: Holmes, Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and their friends and lovers.


Visions Of Gerard

Author by : Jack Kerouac
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Classics
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Description : 'The piteousness of his little soft shroud of hair falling down his brow and swept aside by the hand over blue serious eyes' Described by Kerouac as 'my most serious sad and true book', Visions of Gerard forms the first volume of his memoir cycle the 'Duluoz Legend'. Based on Jack Kerouac's memories of the beloved older brother who died when he was a boy, it is unique among his novels for its dreamlike evocation of the sensations of childhood - its wisdom, anguish, intensity, innocence, joy and pain. It is a haunting exploration of the precariousness of existence. 'Called a "pain-tale" by Kerouac, it's the story of an almost divine, Buddha-like child wracked with sickness and suffering' Guardian


A Literary Guide

Author by : Françoise Grellet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nathan
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Description : Ce précis offre aux élèves et aux étudiants des repères et références pour mieux connaître la littérature des pays du monde anglophone. Écrit en anglais, il sera tout particulièrement utile aux étudiants qui préparent un examen ou un concours en leur permettant de restituer le contexte historique, social, esthétique et politique d'une œuvre, de même que sa spécificité littéraire. Quatorze chapitres, organisés chronologiquement, présentent une histoire littéraire, où l'accent a été mis sur les auteurs les plus représentatifs ainsi que sur les grands mouvements littéraires et écoles de pensée. Chacun de ces chapitres comprend également : une chronologie pour situer la littérature dans son époque, des encadrés sur des notions, écoles ou courants de pensée, un extrait d'une œuvre représentative d'un des mouvements littéraires de l'époque, accompagné d'une ébauche de repérage et d'analyse. Une seconde partie regroupe quelques chapitres essentiels pour tout étudiant en littérature du monde anglophone : un glossaire des principaux termes littéraires, une liste d'expressions qui permettront d'enrichir la langue des commentaires ou des dissertations, quelques conseils méthodologiques concernant l'épreuve du commentaire de texte littéraire, un chapitre consacré à la bible, dont l'influence sur la littérature de langue anglaise a été primordiale. Cet ouvrage est disponible au format ePub 3 en téléchargement à lire en version électronique sur votre ordinateur, sur votre tablette ou sur votre smartphone.


The Art Guide

Author by : Françoise Grellet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nathan
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Description : Les repères essentiels de l'art britannique et américain, du XVIème au XXIème siècle, présentés de manière chronologique pour mieux souligner les liens antre arts visuels, littérature et histoire. Ce précis s'adresse aux élèves, aux étudiants ainsi qu'à ceux qui ont besoin de références et de repères clairs et concis pour mieux connaître l'art britannique et américain. Il présente les repères essentiels de l'art britannique et américain, du XVIème au XXIème siècle, dans une approche chronologique pour faciliter les rapprochements entre les différents arts d'une période donnée et pour considérer l'œuvre d'art dans son contexte historique, social et culturel. Écrit en anglais, cet ouvrage sera tout particulièrement utile aux étudiants qui préparent un examen ou un concours en leur permettant de restituer le contexte historique, social et politique d'une œuvre. Cet ouvrage présente : - en 14 chapitres (8 sont consacrés à l'art britannique, 5 à l'art américain et 1 au post-modernisme envisagé au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis) organisés chronologiquement, les grands courants artistiques qui ont traversé l'art britannique depuis la Renaissance et l'art américain depuis l'arrivée des premiers colons ; - l'étude détaillée de certaines œuvres afin de comprendre les apports des grands artistes qui ont jalonné l'histoire artistique britannique et américaine ; - de nombreuses références à la musique et à la littérature. Cet ouvrage est disponible au format ePub 3 en téléchargement à lire en version électronique sur votre ordinateur, sur votre tablette ou sur votre smartphone.


A Cultural Guide

Author by : Françoise Grellet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nathan
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Description : Ce précis s'adresse aux élèves et aux étudiants qui ont besoin de références et de repères clairs et concis pour mieux connaître la civilisation des pays de langue anglaise. Ce livre présente les aspects institutionnels, sociaux et culturels principaux du Royaume-Uni et de l'Irlande, des États-Unis et de quelques pays du Commonwealth. Écrit en anglais, il sera tout particulièrement utile aux étudiants qui préparent un examen ou unconcours en leur permettant de resituer le contexte d'une oeuvre ou d'un article de presse dans la langue originale. Cet ouvrage comporte : Un résumé des faits et informations essentiels de différents points de civilisation des pays de la langue anglaise (histoire, géographie, institutions, société, mentalité, culture), Les principaux éléments pour être capable de restituer le contexte d'une oeuvre ou d'un article de presse, La présentation et la discussion autour de questions d'actualité souvent débattues (la monarchie au Royaume-Uni, le Patriot Act aux Etats-Unis, les politiques d'immigration et d'intégration, etc.), Mise à jour complète en fonction de l'actualité, Actualisation des données chiffrées, La traduction du vocabulaire au fur et à mesure du déroulement du texte afin d'améliorer ses connaissances lexicales, Une référence plébiscitée par les professeurs d'anglais. En outre, des références Internet permettent d'aller plus loin et les citations qui illustrent ou introduisent le propos sont autant de moyens d'enrichir une copie ou un oral. Cet ouvrage est disponible au format ePub 3 en téléchargement à lire en version électronique sur votre ordinateur, sur votre tablette ou sur votre smartphone.


Modern American Counter Writing

Author by : A. Robert Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The dissident voice in US culture might almost be said to have been born with the territory. Its span runs from Roger Williams to Thoreau, Anne Bradstreet to Gertrude Stein, Ambrose Bierce to the New Journalism, The Beats to the recent Bad Subjects cyber-crowd. This new study analyses three recent literary tranches in the tradition: a re-envisioning of the whole Beat web or circuit; a consortium of postwar "outrider" voices – Hunter Thompson to Frank Chin, Joan Didion to Kathy Acker; and a latest purview of what, all too casually, has been designated "ethnic" writing. The aim is to set up and explore these different counter-seams of modern American writing, those which sit outside, or at least awkwardly within, agreed literary canons.


Turning Pro

Author by : Steven Pressfield
Languange : en
Publisher by : Black Irish Entertainment LLC
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Description : The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." --Steven Pressfield TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT'S NOT EASY. When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT DEMANDS SACRIFICE. The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro. WHAT WE GET WHEN WE TURN PRO. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.


You Are Here Camping

Author by : Blackwell & Ruth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chronicle Books
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Description : This beautifully curated collection of amazing camping spots all around the world evokes awe-inspiring, attainable travel adventures. Whether you're planning a getaway or just want to visit some of the world's most inspirational outdoor destinations from the comfort of your couch, You Are Here: Camping is the perfect wanderlust guide. Pairing gorgeous photography with caption and geolocation information, the incredible handpicked locations will inspire anyone looking for their next journey. • YOU ARE THERE—OR COULD BE!: Stunning photography will excite the spirit of adventure. Caption and geolocation information invite you to visit these gorgeous destinations. • WIDE RANGE OF CAMPING DESTINATIONS: From idyllic streamside clearings to mindblowing mountain vistas, snowy scenic sites to cool forest hideaway spots, the handpicked locations offer an inspiring variety of places and journeys—pick your adventure. • ARMCHAIR OR OUT THERE: A gorgeous collection equally suitable for kicking off your next immersive outdoor experience or capturing the beauty of nature to enjoy from the comforts of home. • INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY: The beautiful photographs collected here will not just inspire travel, but inspire capturing and sharing photos of your own journey, to these or other amazing places.


Baby Driver

Author by : Jan Kerouac
Languange : en
Publisher by : Da Capo Press
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Description : Just as Jack Kerouac captured the beat of the '50s, his daughter captured the rhythm of the generation that followed. With a graceful, often disturbing detachment and a spellbinding gift for descriptive imagery, Jan Kerouac explores the tortured, freewheeling soul of a woman on her own road. From an adolescence of LSD, detention homes, probation, pregnancy, and a stillbirth in the Mexican tropics at age 15; to the peace movement in Haight-Ashbury and Washington state; to traveling by bus through Central America with a madman for a lover, Baby Driver moves with the force of a tropical storm.


Eminent Hipsters

Author by : Donald Fagen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : In Eminent Hipsters, musician and songwriter Donald Fagen, best known as the co-founder of the rock band Steely Dan, presents an autobiographical portrait that touches on everything from the cultural figures that mattered the most to him as a teenager, to his years in the late 1960s at Bard College, to a hilarious account of a recent tour he made with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald. Fagen begins by introducing the 'eminent hipsters' that spoke to him as he was growing up (and desperately yearning to be hip) in suburban New Jersey in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The figures who influenced him most were not the typical ones âe" Miles Davis, say, or Jack Kerouac âe" but rather people like Jean Shepherd, whose manic, acidic nightly radio broadcasts out of WOR-Radio had a tough realism about life and âe~enthralled a generation of alienated young peopleâe(tm); Henry Mancini, whose chilled-out, nourish soundtracks, especially to films by Blake Edwards utilised the unconventional, spare instrumentation associated with the cool jazz school; and Mort Fega, the laid back, knowledgeable all night jazz man at WEVD, who was like âe~the cool uncle you always wished you hadâe(tm). He writes of how, growing up as a Cold War baby, one of his primary doors of escape became reading science fiction by such authors as Philip K. Dick, and of his regular trips into New York City to hear jazz. Other emblematic musical heroes Fagen writes about include Ray Charles, Ike Turner, and the Boswell Sisters, a trio from the 1920s and 30s whose subversive musical genius included trick phrasing and way out harmony. âe~Class of âe(tm)69âe(tm) recounts Fagenâe(tm)s colourful tumultuous years at Bard College, the progressive university north of New York City that attracted a strange mix of applicants, including âe~desperate suburban misfits with impressive verbal skills but appalling high school recordsâe(tm) (like himself). It was at Bard that Fagen first met Walter Becker, with whom he would later form Steely Dan. The final section of the book, âe~With the Dukes of Septemberâe(tm), offers a day-by-day account of a tour Fagen undertook last summer across America with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, performing a programme of old R&B and soul tunes as well as some of each of their own hits. Told in a weary, cranky, occasionally biting and always entertaining voice, Fagen brings to life the ups and downs and various indignities and anxieties of being on the road âe" The Dukes were an admittedly âe~low-rent operationâe(tm) compared to a Steely Dan tour âe" as well as communicating the challenges and joy of playing every night to a different crowd in a different city.


Library Journal

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Power Of Adrienne Rich

Author by : Hilary Holladay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nan A. Talese
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Description : The first comprehensive biography of Adrienne Rich, feminist and queer icon and internationally revered National Book Award winning poet. Adrienne Rich was the female face of American poetry for decades. Her forceful, uncompromising writing has more than stood the test of time, and the life of the woman behind the words is equally impressive. Motivated by personal revelations, Rich transformed herself from a traditional, Radcliffe-educated lyric poet and married mother of three sons into a path-breaking lesbian-feminist author of prose as well as poetry. In doing so, she emerged as both architect and exemplar of the modern feminist movement, breaking ranks to denounce the male-dominated literary establishment and paving the way for the many queer women of letters to take their places in the cultural mainstream. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished materials, including Rich's correspondence and in-depth interviews with numerous people who knew her, Hilary Holladay digs deep into never-before-accessed sources to portray Rich in full dimension and vivid, human detail.