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The Resource At the end of the road : Jack Kerouac in Mexico, Jorge García-Robles ; translated by Daniel C. Schechter

At the end of the road : Jack Kerouac in Mexico, Jorge García-Robles ; translated by Daniel C. Schechter

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At the end of the road : Jack Kerouac in Mexico
Title
At the end of the road
Title remainder
Jack Kerouac in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Jorge García-Robles ; translated by Daniel C. Schechter
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"We had finally found the magic land at the end of the road and we never dreamed the extent of the magic." Mexico, an escape route, inspiration, and ecstatic terminus of the celebrated novel On the Road, was crucial to Jack Kerouac's creative development. In this dramatic and highly compelling account, Jorge García-Robles, leading authority on the Beats in Mexico, re-creates both the actual events and the literary imaginings of Kerouac in what became the writer's revelatory terrain. Providing Kerouac an immediate spiritual freshness that contrasted with the staid society of the United States, Mexico was perhaps the single most important country in his life. Sourcing material from the Beat author's vast output and revealing correspondence, García-Robles vividly describes the milieu and people that influenced him while sojourning there and the circumstances between his myriad arrivals and departures. From the writer's initial euphoria upon encountering Mexico and its fascinating tableau of humanity to his tortured relationship with a Mexican prostitute who inspired his novella Tristessa, this volume chronicles Kerouac's often illusory view of the country while realistically detailing the incidents and individuals that found their way into his poetry and prose. In juxtaposing Kerouac's idyllic image of Mexico with his actual experiences of being extorted, assaulted, and harassed, García-Robles offers the essential Mexican perspective. Finding there the spiritual nourishment he was starved for in the United States, Kerouac held fast to his idealized notion of the country, even as the stories he recounts were as much literary as real."--
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individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3521.E735
LC item number
Z632913 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
At the end of the road : Jack Kerouac in Mexico, Jorge García-Robles ; translated by Daniel C. Schechter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as El disfraz de la inocencia: La historia de Jack Kerouac en Mexica, (Mexico City: Ediciones del Milenio, 2000)
  • Translated from the Spanish
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877364915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 130 pages
Isbn
9780816680658
Lccn
2014019927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024292339
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877364915
  • (Sirsi) a1856598
Label
At the end of the road : Jack Kerouac in Mexico, Jorge García-Robles ; translated by Daniel C. Schechter
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as El disfraz de la inocencia: La historia de Jack Kerouac en Mexica, (Mexico City: Ediciones del Milenio, 2000)
  • Translated from the Spanish
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877364915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 130 pages
Isbn
9780816680658
Lccn
2014019927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024292339
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877364915
  • (Sirsi) a1856598

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