The Voice Is All
the lonely victory of Jack Kerouac
A half-American boyhood : La Salle de Mort ; A Catholic education ; Pawtucketville ; Football hero ; First love
An uprooting : Manhattan ; The summer of Sebastian ; Columbia ; The escape
The War : At sea ; Edie Parker
The libertine circle : The season of Lucien ; Birth of a symbolist ; Apartment ; Benzedrine weekends ; A father's death
Postwar : Enter Neal Cassady ; The road ; Reaching California ; Ozone Park
"White ambitions" : The conquest of Manhattan ; The summer of visions and parties ; Enter John Clellon Holmes ; "The rudeness of being"
"Rain and Rivers" : "Wither goest thou in thy shiny car at night?" ; A change in luck ; Continental divide ; The edge of success ; The French Canadian older brother
The "rush of truth" : The unwritable road novel ; The girl with the innocent and pure eyes ; "The voice is all" ; The road opens up ; Deep form
Interior music : Visions of Neal ; Tranced fixations ; Rêves.
This work, a profile of the iconic author's early years offers insight into his efforts to bridge his dual cultural heritage while exploring how his French Canadian background enriched his prose.
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