Scattered Poems by Jack Kerouac

Scattered Poems

byJack Kerouac

Kobo ebook | March 22, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.59 online 
$21.99 list price save 20%

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

Just as he upended the conventions of the novel with On the Road, Jack Kerouac revolutionized American poetry in this ingenious collection

Bringing together selections from literary journals and his private notebooks, Jack Kerouac’s Scattered Poems exemplifies the Beat Generation icon’s innovative approach to language. Kerouac’s poems, populated by hitchhikers, Chinese grocers, Buddhist saints, and cultural figures from Rimbaud to Harpo Marx, evoke the primal and the sublime, the everyday and the metaphysical. Scattered Poems, which includes the playfully instructive “How to Meditate,” the sensory “San Francisco Blues,” and an ode to Kerouac’s fellow Beat Allen Ginsberg, is rich in striking images and strident urgency.

Kerouac’s widespread influences feel new and fresh in these poems, which echo the rhythm of improvisational jazz music, and the centuries-old structure of Japanese haiku. In rebelling against the dry rules and literary pretentiousness he perceived in early twentieth-century poetry, Kerouac pioneered a poetic style informed by oral tradition, driven by concrete language with neither embellishment nor abstraction, and expressed through spontaneous, uncensored writing.

Title:Scattered PoemsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1504034007

ISBN - 13:9781504034005

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews