Cidentally makes decade ago me sound an awful lot learned and refined than contemporary me but I digress So a decade on I find myself re reading this voluntarily this time unencumbered by academic necessities And sure it s still a deeply fascinating yet challenging read The subject matter of the novella is familiar nough still a deeply fascinating yet challenging read The subject matter of the novella is familiar nough anyone who s had to personally xperience The Rise And Fall Of A Love Affair In Three Acts although the freely flowing style results in some very frank open conflicted and complex motions that are very familiar in terms of jealousy and broken heart "Logic But Are Seldom Written "but are seldom written in the desperate chaotic irrational style in which these are usually xperienced Score one for Jack s xperimental techniue This novella could see you get stuck at certain sections for days on nd yet once you get into the rhythm of his New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood endless run on sentences diversions and the wholesale milking of thoughts and anecdotes to the point ofxhaustion The Subterraneans can suddenly transcend from the murk the rhythmic reading of the text suddenly feeling as natural as riding a bike Well a wobbly unicycle maybe With a flat tire And one of the pedals broken But still The second short story in this collection Pic has a bit of a Ls The Subterraneans and ,
Love affair recounted with some regret for one reason or another as a lot of people wouldI would Haha Both of these books are decent reads but seriously nothing special They re like those songs that don t make it onto the album B sides I feel this was Kerouacs worst time for writing although I bet most hipsters would disagree with me pic 5 I was pleasantly surprisedimpressed by Pic narrated by a 9yr old boy It reminded my of Steinbeck s stories in its arthiness and streetwise dialect Essentially an on the road short story as Pic and his brother head for CaliforniaI gave up on Subterranean after a few pages as it seemed to be going nowhere The Subterraneans was actually the subject of one of my University courses a decade ago which is Also Why I Own A Copy Of why I own a copy of It s an immensely impressive and interesting novella on an academic level applying a self developed method of Spontaneous Prose that has Kerouac drawing from a free flowing subconscious tapping state of mind or to put it into blunter terms something he wrote down in a heartbroken possibly chemically induced three day writing bender I still have an ssay lying around that I had to write discussing the application of his Essentials of Spontaneous Prose one that in. ISBN 10 0141184892The nove. write discussing the application of his Essentials of Spontaneous Prose one that in. ISBN
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old African American boy about to supplanted from the deep south to first New York and then It has a surprisingly lightweight innocent feel good vibe juxtaposed to the harsh reality of Jim Crow but it does God's Pocket end uite suddenly you feel that in between the penultimate and the final chapter at least a hundred pages of Pic s adventures on his hitchhiking trip are missing as 2500 miles of adventuring is basically wrapped up in only a few lines of deusx machina magic Not sure if Kerouac wanted to make some sort of point there or if Pic was merely a project deemed too ambitious and was prematurely abandoned but there is a whiff of wasted opportunity there This isn t just one novel it s two both penned by Jack Kerouac and featuring his typical idiosyncratic writing style And yet they re both a little bit different from his other work in some ways too Pic for ЯED example has a lot of the same themes as On the Road but it s seen through theyes of a ten year old boy from North Carolina Meanwhile the Subterraneans takes a look at love and life in a way that none of Kerouac s other books have managedOverall both of the short novels are ssential reading for any serio. Ic collected in one volume. .year old African American boy about to supplanted from the deep south to first New York and then