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By James T Jones

In this pioneering severe research of Jack Kerouac’s book-length poem, Mexico urban Blues—a poetic parallel to the writer’s fictional saga, the Duluoz Legend—James T. Jones makes use of a wealthy and versatile neoformalist method of argue his case for the significance of Kerouac’s hardly ever studied poem. After a short precis of Kerouac’s poetic profession, Jones embarks on an intensive studying of Mexico urban Blues from numerous diverse views: he first specializes in Kerouac’s use of autobiography within the poem after which discusses how Kerouac’s quite a few journeys to Mexico, his conversion to Buddhism, his idea of spontaneous poetics, and his appeal to blues and to jazz stimulated the subject, constitution, and sound of Mexico urban Blues.

Jones’s multidimensional explication indicates the formal and thematic complexity of Kerouac’s lengthy poem and demonstrates the key contribution Mexico urban Blues makes to post–World struggle II American poetry and poetics.

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