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The BeatsA Teaching Companion$
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Nancy M. Grace

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781949979954

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781949979954.001.0001

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Teaching the Road Novel with Jack Kerouac

Teaching the Road Novel with Jack Kerouac

(p.227) Chapter Seventeen Teaching the Road Novel with Jack Kerouac
The Beats

Jimmy Fazzino

Liverpool University Press

This essay presents multi-racial/ethnic/gendered responses to Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, illustrating how cultural experiences of Beat and Chicano/a gendered identity shape one’s understanding of material and imaginary spaces. In addition to On the Road, the essay discusses Hunter S. Thompsons’ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Erika Lopez’s Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing, Maria Amparo Escandon’s Gonzales & Daughter Trucking Co.: A Road Novel with Literary License, and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

Keywords:   Kerouac, Formalism, Race, Ethinicty, Gender, Sexuality

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