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The Resource Kerouac : language, poetics, and territory, Hassan Melehy

Kerouac : language, poetics, and territory, Hassan Melehy

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Kerouac : language, poetics, and territory
Title
Kerouac
Title remainder
language, poetics, and territory
Statement of responsibility
Hassan Melehy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Given Jack Kerouac's enduring reputation for heaving words onto paper, it might surprise some readers to see his name coupled with the word "poetics." But as a native speaker of French, he embarked on his famous "spontaneous prose" only after years of seeking techniques to overcome the restrictions he encountered in writing in a single language, English. The result was an elaborate poetics that cannot be fully understood without accounting for his bilingual thinking and practice. Of the more than twenty-five biographies of Kerouac, few have seriously examined his relationship to the French language and the reason for his bilingualism, the Québec Diaspora. Although this background has long been recognized in French-language treatments, it is a new dimension in Anglophone studies of his writing. In a theoretically informed discussion, Hassan Melehy explores how Kerouac's poetics of exile involves meditations on moving between territories and languages. Far from being a naïve pursuit, Kerouac's writing practice not only responded but contributed to some of the major aesthetic and philosophical currents of the twentieth century in which notions such as otherness and nomadism took shape. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory offers a major reassessment of a writer who, despite a readership that extends over much of the globe, remains poorly appreciated at home"--
  • "A reassessment of Jack Kerouac's poetic theory and practice from the perspective of their central yet most overlooked component: the fact that he thought and worked in two languages, his native French and his adopted English"--
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1960-
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Melehy, Hassan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3521.E735
LC item number
Z777 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
  • Literary studies: from c 1900
  • Literary studies: general
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Language and languages
Label
Kerouac : language, poetics, and territory, Hassan Melehy
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Kerouac, Exile, and the Force of Literature -- 1. Unsettlements -- 2. On and Off the Franco-American Road -- 3. Writing in Real Time -- 4. Movements of Return -- 5. The Roots of Abandonment -- Conclusion: Transnational American Literatures -- Bibliography -- Index
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945198559
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781501314360
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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9781501314353
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945198559
Label
Kerouac : language, poetics, and territory, Hassan Melehy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Kerouac, Exile, and the Force of Literature -- 1. Unsettlements -- 2. On and Off the Franco-American Road -- 3. Writing in Real Time -- 4. Movements of Return -- 5. The Roots of Abandonment -- Conclusion: Transnational American Literatures -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
945198559
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501314360
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781501314353
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945198559

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