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Zen’s Personality: D. T. Suzuki

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

1950s mass media representations of D.T. Suzuki and the American “Zen Boom” are the focus of this chapter. The specific way that Suzuki is portrayed—as engaging, yet ineffable Oriental—and the medium ... More


Jack Kerouac's North America

Adams Rachel

in Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226005515
eISBN:
9780226005539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005539.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses Jack Kerouac, an author whose work is most commonly situated in the context of the U.S. literary history, as a North American whose connections to Mexico and Canada were ... More


‘Go moan for man’: Jack Kerouac and the beatific vision

Laurence Coupe

in Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at Jack Kerouac, who provided the understanding of ‘Beat’ as ‘beatific’, and who also gave the fullest sense of what literature as spiritual quest might involve – although ... More


A Torrent of Words

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As insecure, aspiring young novelists, John Clellon Holmes and Jack Kerouac engaged each other in unacknowledged competition. Their disputes shaped the artistic path each of them would ultimately ... More


Fiction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following an overview of canonical Beat Generation artists such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, this chapter examines the status of women writers in the 1950s and a close reading of James Baldwin’s Another ... More


The Rising Tide of Fame

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Between 1952 and 1956, John Clellon Holmes struggled financially because what he was earning as a writer was not enough. In late September 1953 he met Jack Kerouac unexpectedly, when he and his wife ... More


Whatever World There Would Be

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

While they never lost their sense of their New England roots, John Clellon Holmes and Jack Kerouac made New York City their scene for twenty years. Each came to New York as teenagers, with Kerouac ... More


A Kind of Beatness

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After meeting Jay Landesman, Gershon Legman, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg—all of whom would profoundly change his life—on the Fourth of July weekend in 1948, John Clellon Holmes admitted that he ... More


Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

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 ... More


What Am I Doing Here?

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Less than a month after the publication of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, John Clellon Holmes finished his new jazz novel, titled The Horn. By this time, he and Kerouac were already the object of strong ... More


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