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Jack Kerouac's Duluoz legend : the mythic form of an autobiographical fiction / James T. Jones

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Jones, James T., 1948-
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Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1999]
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1 online resource (xii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271) and index.
1. Introduction: "The Brothers" -- 2. Holy Ghosts: Visions of Gerard and Doctor Sax -- 3. Mystical Revisions: The Town and the City and Vanity of Duluoz -- 4. The Place Where Three Roads Meet: Pic, On the Road, and Visions of Cody -- 5. Triangles: Maggie Cassidy, The Subterraneans, and Tristessa -- 6. Exposed on a Mountaintop: The Dharma Bums and Desolation Angels -- 7. Fragments of a Legend: Lonesome Traveler and Book of Dreams -- 8. The End of the Road: Big Sur and Satori in Paris -- 9. Faith and Fate: Poetry, Old Angel Midnight, Pull My Daisy, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity, and Some of the Dharma -- 10. Conclusion: "Rumbling, Rambling Blues" and "CITYCitycity."
"In the only critical examination of all of Jack Kerouac's published prose, James T. Jones turns to Freud to show how the great Beat writer used the Oedipus myth to shape not only his individual works but also the entire body of his writing."--BOOK JACKET. "Like Balzac, Jones explains, Kerouac conceived an overall plan for his total writing corpus, which he called the Duluoz Legend after Jack Duluoz, his fictional alter ego. While Kerouac's work attracts biographical treatment - the ninth full-length biography was published in 1998 - Jones takes a Freudian approach to focus on the form of the work. Noting that even casual readers recognize family relationships as the basis for Kerouac's autobiographical prose, Jones discusses these relationships in terms of Freud's notion of the Oedipus complex."--Jacket.
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Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Characters -- Duluoz.
Oedipus (Greek mythological figure) -- In literature.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Oedipus (Greek mythological figure)
Psychoanalysis and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Autobiographical fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Oedipus complex in literature.
Duluoz (Fictitious character)
Myth in literature.
Self in literature.
Beats (Persons)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Autobiographical fiction, American.
Beat generation.
Duluoz (Fictitious character)
Myth in literature.
Oedipus complex in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Self in literature.
United States.
Het Autobiografische.
Chronological Term
1900 - 1999
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form:
Print version: Jones, James T., 1948- Jack Kerouac's Duluoz legend. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1999 0809322633 (DLC) 98049222 (OCoLC)40230757
0585106800 (electronic bk.)
9780585106809 (electronic bk.)