• Some Lost Bliss: Tracing the Dark Night of the Soul in Jack Kerouac's Visions of Gerard, The Dharma Bums, Desolation Angels, and Big Sur, and an Excerpt from the Novel Mayor of Hollywood

    Author(s):
    Mary-Beth Brophy (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    American literature, Literature, Spirituality
    Item Type:
    Dissertation
    Institution:
    University of St. Andrews
    Tag(s):
    jack kerouac, beats, creative writing PhD, catholic mysticism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69C7C
    Abstract:
    Blended dissertation in fulfillment of the PhD in creative writing at University of St. Andrews. Includes both a critical and a creative component. The critical component is an analysis of Catholic mysticism in the novels of American Beat author Jack Kerouac, with a specific focus on John of the Cross' Dark Night of the Soul. The creative component is a portion of an early draft of the now-published novel, Mayor of Hollywood.
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    Status:
    Published
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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