A West Coast Canuck in the Land of Yankee Doodle Dandy: Bringing a Fresh Perspective to the Modern Road Novel

Keevil, Tyler (2015) A West Coast Canuck in the Land of Yankee Doodle Dandy: Bringing a Fresh Perspective to the Modern Road Novel. Writing in Practice, 2.

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Abstract

This essay explores some of the conventions of the modern road novel, as established by Jack Kerouac with On the Road (1957), particularly in regards to the background and nationality of the most well-known road narrators. It proceeds to compare how these conventions have been furthered by subsequent generations of road authors, including Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson, and contrasts this with the author’s own road novel, The Drive (2013). In so doing it seeks to highlight the ways in which The Drive brings a new and distinct narrative perspective to a well-established tradition.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: road novels, road story genre, The Drive, On the Road, Jack Kerouac
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR401 Modern
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR401 Modern > PR471 20th century
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR401 Modern > PR481 21st century
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR750 Prose
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR750 Prose > PR821 Prose fiction. The novel
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Tyler Keevil
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 00:15
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4233

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