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By John Dos Passos

In a unique that heavily parallels writer John Dos Passos's personal ideological struggles in the course of the Spanish Civil battle, protagonist Glenn Spotswood, an American, travels to Spain to struggle at the Republican aspect. There, Spotswood joins the Communist get together to assist identify a extra simply society, yet his idealism speedy degrades lower than the tension of social gathering orthodoxy and hypocrisy.

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In literature it is only the wild that attracts us.

And he hunched over the wheel and gunned her; he was back in his element. . We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one and noble function of the time, move. And we moved! (OTR ) The ensuing drama orbits a maniac who, like Mailer’s Hipster, instigates simultaneous destruction and creation and holds, according to Robin Blaser, “within himself all the contradictions, the change and process of the world as it is known, and the terror that goes with that process” (qtd.

Reflecting the Daedalian quests undertaken in his novels, Kerouac struggles to sustain confidence in mobility in order to avoid, in Ginsberg’s words, “the great betrayal of that manly America . . made by the pseudo-heroic pseudo-responsible masculines of Army and Industry and Advertising and Construction and Transport and toilets and Wars” (Deliberate ). Born in  into a Breton-Canadian working-class family and schooled under the Jesuits, Kerouac achieves local success as a football player, winning scholarships to Horace Mann and Columbia University before injury curtails his career.

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