Posts tagged ‘arthur s nusbaum’

July 13, 2010

Kerouac’s Continuing Quest

Review by Arthur S. Nusbaum

Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums was first published in the immediate wake of the sensation of On the Road the previous year.  It is based on Kerouac & canonical Beat poet Gary Snyder’s real-life quests & adventures, more focused & reflective (& literally uphill) under Snyder’s influence than the frantic chases back & forth across the continent with Neal Cassady that inspired & were recounted in OtR.

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June 19, 2010

Dead Fingers Do Tell Tales

A review by Arthur S. Nusbaum:

William S. Burroughs’ Dead Fingers Talk combines texts from the Olympia Press editions of Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine The Ticket That Exploded, along with additional material, cut-up & folded-in to form a new work.

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