Jazz (Book) | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Douglas Malcolm

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Jazz (Book).
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Critical Essay by Douglas Malcolm

SOURCE: ‘Jazz America’: Jazz and African American Culture in Jack Kerouac's On the Road,” Contemporary Literature, Vol. 40, No. 1, Spring, 1999, pp. 85-110.

In the following essay, Malcolm discusses Jack Kerouac's use of jazz and the deeper influence of African-American culture in his novel On the Road.

In a 1995 review of Ann Charters's The Portable Jack Kerouac and Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1940-1956, Ann Douglas comments that Jack Kerouac's work “represents the most extensive experiment in language and literary form undertaken by an American writer of his generation” (2). While Kerouac's poetics, articulated in “Essentials of Spontaneous Prose,” have literary antecedents—he admired writers as different as William Carlos Williams, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and William S. Burroughs—his...

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