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The Resource Action writing : Jack Kerouac's wild form, Michael Hrebeniak

Action writing : Jack Kerouac's wild form, Michael Hrebeniak

Label
Action writing : Jack Kerouac's wild form
Title
Action writing
Title remainder
Jack Kerouac's wild form
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hrebeniak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Action Writing: Jack Kerouac's Wild Form connects the personal and creative development of the Beat generation's famous icon with societal changes in postwar America. Michael Hrebeniak asserts that Jack Kerouac's "wild form" writing - writing that is free of literary, grammatical, and syntactical conventions - moves within an experimental continuum across the arts to generate a Dionysian sense of writing as raw process. Action Writing highlights how Kerouac made concrete his 1952 intimation of "something beyond the novel" by assembling ideas from Beat America, modernist poetics, action painting, bebop, and subterranean oral traditions. Hrebeniak further explores how the Cold War provided political potency for Kerouac's assertion of the Blake-Whitman lineage of poet as seer and chronicler, by which language becomes the instrument of revelation." "Geared to scholars and student of American literature, Beat studies, and creative writing, the volume places Kerouac's within the context of the American art scene at midcentury. Effectively reframing the work of Kerouac and the Beat generation with the experimental/post modernist literary tradition, this probing inquiry offers a direct engagement with the social and cultural history at the foreground of Kerouac's career from the 1940s to the late 1960s."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hrebeniak, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3521.E735
LC item number
Z678 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Beats (Persons) in literature
  • Literary form
  • Kerouac, Jack
Label
Action writing : Jack Kerouac's wild form, Michael Hrebeniak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beat scene -- Dionysus descends: The shape of energy -- The "too huge world": visions of form -- Fabulous artifice -- Beatitude and sacrifice -- Orality: "mad to talk" -- The field of action -- Bop prosody -- Beyond beat -- Liberation visions
Control code
61731336
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780809326945
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005027798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780809326945
Label
Action writing : Jack Kerouac's wild form, Michael Hrebeniak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beat scene -- Dionysus descends: The shape of energy -- The "too huge world": visions of form -- Fabulous artifice -- Beatitude and sacrifice -- Orality: "mad to talk" -- The field of action -- Bop prosody -- Beyond beat -- Liberation visions
Control code
61731336
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780809326945
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005027798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780809326945

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