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The Role of Jack Kerouacs Identity in the Development of His Poetics Stefano Maffina

The Role of Jack Kerouacs Identity in the Development of His Poetics

Stefano Maffina

Published June 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781471706851
Hardcover
396 pages
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This work revolves round the analysis of Jack Kerouacs complex identity and his main artistic inspirations. Even though the writer was born in Lowell, MA, he was raised in a Franco-American family with strong bonds with the Quebec region. TheMoreThis work revolves round the analysis of Jack Kerouacs complex identity and his main artistic inspirations. Even though the writer was born in Lowell, MA, he was raised in a Franco-American family with strong bonds with the Quebec region. The resultant split identity led to deep existential doubts that Kerouac was never able to overcome. However, the awareness of his cultural dichotomy proved extremely important for his own work. Indeed, the Beat author was able to reach an original poetics which was inspired by both American and French writers. Despite Kerouacs innovative style and writing method, an analysis of the artists who influenced his work could help contextualize and better understand his literary and linguistic genius.