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Jazz and the Beat Generation
Search more than 3, biographies of contemporary and classic poets. He was raised speaking the French-Canadian working class dialect Joual until he learned English at age five. He was awarded athletic scholarships to attend Boston College, University of Notre Dame, and Columbia University, though an injury during his freshman season at Columbia kept him from playing and eventually led to his dropping out of school. In , Kerouac joined the United States Merchant Marine, and a year later joined the United States Navy—he served only eight days of active duty before being honorably discharged on psychiatric grounds. Soon after, Kerouac was involved in the murder of David Kammerer, having helped his friend Lucien Carr dispose of evidence, and was arrested as a material witness. Unable to convince his father to pay for bail, Kerouac agreed to marry fellow writer Edie Parker in exchange for her financial support and moved to Detroit, Michigan.
In the following article, I will attempt to outline a new reading methodology for Beat fiction, based on some of the principles of bop aesthetics. This reading understands fiction—especially Beat fiction—as an aural art, as opposed to merely a textual phenomenon and so considers fiction in much the same way that poetry and music are often considered. Jack Kerouac composed his novel Visions of Gerard in released in , the same year Charles Mingus released his classic album Pithecanthropus Erectus. Buck published Imperial Woman , her fictionalized biography of Tzu Hsi. Meanwhile, Jack Kerouac was composing his touching and personal novel about his brother, Visions of Gerard which would not be published until But if this is merely a question of genre, so what?
The album was recorded during , prior to the publication of Kerouac's sixth novel, Doctor Sax. Both albums featured jazz -based acommpaniment, however, for Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation , Kerouac had decided to record the album solely in spoken word. Several readings on the album are from several of Kerouac's written works. Extracts from the eponymous novel The Subterraneans and poetry collection San Francisco Blues are also featured. The front cover of the album features a picture of Kerouac tuning a radio, taken by photographer and musician John Cohen and other photography by Robert Frank is featured elsewhere on the album's artwork.
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Visit the general discussion board or view list of boards. Jazz and the Beat Generation As the Beat movement was getting underway, bebop was already going strong, especially in New York City, where 52nd Street was bustling with activity in jazz clubs up and down its length. Bebop was an innovative style of jazz which saw its heyday in the '40s, characterized by smaller combos as opposed to big bands and a larger focus on virtuosity. Jack Kerouac , Allen Ginsberg and friends spent much of their time in New York clubs such as the Red Drum, Minton's, the Open Door and other hangouts, shooting the breeze and digging the music. Why did jazz suddenly become such a driving force behind the writings of the Beat authors?