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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Orpheus Emerged
  • Jack Kerouac
  • English
  • 19 January 2017
  • 1596871237

Orpheus Emerged[Epub] ➜ Orpheus Emerged Author Jack Kerouac – Essayreview.co.uk Chronicles the passions, conflicts, and dreams of a group of bohemians searching for truth while studying at a university This book offers a portrait of an artist as a young man and shows a writer in Chronicles the passions, conflicts, and dreams of a group of bohemians searching for truth while studying at a university This book offers a portrait of an artist as a young man and shows a writer in the process of finding the voice that would eventually express the spirit of his contemporaries.


About the Author: Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac on March , , in Lowell, Massachusetts Jack Kerouac s writing career began in the s, but didn t meet with commercial success until , when On the Road was published The book became an American classic that defined the Beat Generation Kerouac died on October , , from an abdominal hemorrhage, at age .


10 thoughts on “Orpheus Emerged

  1. says:

    or On the Road The College Years.I had trouble with this one It s full of melodramatic, super pretentious college kids bumming around, having those Big Conversations on the fire escape at 3 AM that is college life Kerouac can write bad Kerouac, and here it is, though give him a break, he was only 22, and I KNOW at 22 I would be was writing the same sort of thing, hell I still do or would like to, right down to the embarrassing self mythologizing notes in the back of the book I guess in th or On the Road The College Years.I had trouble with this one It s full of melodramatic, super pretentious college kids bumming around, having those Big Conversations on the fire escape at 3 AM that is college life Kerouac can write bad Kerouac, and here it is, though give him a break, he was only 22, and I KNOW at 22 I would be was writing the same sort of thing, hell I still do or would like to, right down to the embarrassing self mythologizing notes in the back of the book I guess in the end I found this book to be pretty charming I hate to use the cliche, but I think I would ve loved this book in high school or college, but now all the exuberance of those fresh faced, pretentious, self indulgent years have soured on me, because they lead to nothing and are created in a bubble, and are part of a fabricated world that only exists for some fleeting 4 or 5 years where all your friends are nearby, going through the same thing and full of all the same open eyed enthusiasm for life, and have time and enthusiasm, and have not matured enough to feel the Fear or become shy and weary about certain subjects, or groan and roll their eyes at you and tell you to grow up and get a job when you talk of things like The Artist, God, and Poetry There are some grating moments one important character s poetry is terrible, and though in some regards it is held up to be terrible and self indulgent, it is not ever truly considered to be as really really terrible and self indulgent as it truthfully, painfully is These passages made me blush with their flaunting lack of self consciousness, a modern disease to be sure and one I despise, but would have worked here in small doses Also, the dialog for the most part is terrible it goes from excruciatingly melodramatic to a tone deafness right out of a dubbed lowbudget Anime What You mean, what would he think of that You re being very stupid, by the way The doubling of two characters is very forced and heavy handed, but in the end I sort of liked its spookiness.Though much of this book is cringe worthy, as with all of Kerouac s works, I get a vicarious pleasure from it this is the sort of thing I would write, have written, and the sort of stock characters and slumming Dostoevsky situations I am always comforted by in literature It ain t great, and I can only recommend it to budding, annoying 18 year old intellectuals who are these days probably too cynical for Kerouac anyway and people who like to live a vicariously hip life, but what the hey, I enjoyed it as much as I sometimes enjoy looking in the mirror

  2. says:

    This is a book that should give hope to all young writers,that no matter how poorly you write now,there is still a chance you will improve and even become famous.In a word this one is terrible I believe Kerouac wrote it when he was 18 or twenty Having taught a lot of students in that age group, I can tell you his writing would not have stood out as among the best It isn t only that the book is filled with the pseudo sophistication and self importance that many of us fall prey to when young an This is a book that should give hope to all young writers,that no matter how poorly you write now,there is still a chance you will improve and even become famous.In a word this one is terrible I believe Kerouac wrote it when he was 18 or twenty Having taught a lot of students in that age group, I can tell you his writing would not have stood out as among the best It isn t only that the book is filled with the pseudo sophistication and self importance that many of us fall prey to when young and fired up.A lot of that can be written off as coming with the territory.It s simply that it is so poorly written.Here s a few examples from 2 pages I opened to randomly Paul inwardly winced Paul hissed he added gloomily Are you Anthony breathed My brother , bawled Anthony That kind of writing fills every page.I was surprised not to find some Swifties You know, sentences like, Tom pulled the nail out of his foot painfully In fairness, I m heading to the library to take out On The Road or Dharma Bums, to remind myself of why Kerouac spearheaded the entire Beat Movement and became so famous

  3. says:

    this was not a good bookWritten in Kerouac s earlier years it s understandable why the writing is so obviously pretentious The whole story revolves around these melodramatic college kids going on about god and the artist It seemed so much as if the author was just trying to shove in all the allusions he could to make the work sound fancy, and draw on a bunch of pretentious sounding quotes from other books to make his own seem on that level But there was no meaning It was hard to keep trac this was not a good bookWritten in Kerouac s earlier years it s understandable why the writing is so obviously pretentious The whole story revolves around these melodramatic college kids going on about god and the artist It seemed so much as if the author was just trying to shove in all the allusions he could to make the work sound fancy, and draw on a bunch of pretentious sounding quotes from other books to make his own seem on that level But there was no meaning It was hard to keep track of the characters because quite a few of them were very similar and the plot was kinda choppy However there was a charm to the vibe of college, poetry, whiskey, morphine, and talking about concepts so much grander andcomplex that they can comprehend Also it is very interesting to see Kerouac s writing develop to hiswell known works The beat generation is one of my favourite literary eras and I love so many of the authors, and I love being able to see the development of their abilities Despite the poor writing of this book, it was funny to see how I was able to see myself in these attempts to seemeducated and pretentious than Kerouac could actually write at that point.Overall If you want to see the development of Kerouac s writing or have a soft spot for him and the rest of the beats, this is an interesting read Otherwise, don t really bother

  4. says:

    Hitting the road back in the 1960 s, without reading Kerouac, was equivalent to rambling off without a bed roll All those far distant memories have been shaken somewhat by this short novella Completed in 1945 by the 23 year old beat writer, Orpheus Emerged was unpublished until 2000 I would have wished that Orpheus had not emerged at all.I m no regular reader of fiction these days, but I thought this was dreadful The writing was juvenile and the characters pretentious.Forgive me Jackt Hitting the road back in the 1960 s, without reading Kerouac, was equivalent to rambling off without a bed roll All those far distant memories have been shaken somewhat by this short novella Completed in 1945 by the 23 year old beat writer, Orpheus Emerged was unpublished until 2000 I would have wished that Orpheus had not emerged at all.I m no regular reader of fiction these days, but I thought this was dreadful The writing was juvenile and the characters pretentious.Forgive me Jacktoo many decades have passed by

  5. says:

    Those books If only I had time to read them, andThis morning, after I lost my job, I went to the University Library itself and do you know, there were hundreds of thousands books there I honestly felt I should read And the ideas that rush through my mind The impatience I feel The time running off like sand.

  6. says:

    I liked the book, it is one of those stories where it isabout the conversation and what people say than what actually goes on in the story line and what people do.

  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was an incredibly interesting story, that after the slow pace of On the Road I welcomed tremendously While I found there to be nothing special about the narrative, the ending, however, I found to be quite fascinating and open to many different interpretations At least to me I felt that by the end, Michael Paul were pieces of the same entity and that their seeming reunion by the end retroactively provided insight into the narrative that came before Their words, actions, and movements This was an incredibly interesting story, that after the slow pace of On the Road I welcomed tremendously While I found there to be nothing special about the narrative, the ending, however, I found to be quite fascinating and open to many different interpretations At least to me I felt that by the end, Michael Paul were pieces of the same entity and that their seeming reunion by the end retroactively provided insight into the narrative that came before Their words, actions, and movements all required new thinking due to the end And while I may be wrong in my interpretation, thinking through the book such as I did made for the experience to be wonderful and I believe I ll check outof the author s work to see what I may discover

  8. says:

    This depicts a young Kerouac already struggling with the competing forces of his life, which included his devotion to art, devotion to his freedom, devotion to being a good human being friend lover, and devotion to his mother The emergence in the story is the beginning of a tentative balance of those forces after a psychological struggle, and in fact the creation of the story was a way for the author to wrestle with those competing needs and desires Recommended for those who ve read a good b This depicts a young Kerouac already struggling with the competing forces of his life, which included his devotion to art, devotion to his freedom, devotion to being a good human being friend lover, and devotion to his mother The emergence in the story is the beginning of a tentative balance of those forces after a psychological struggle, and in fact the creation of the story was a way for the author to wrestle with those competing needs and desires Recommended for those who ve read a good biography or two of Kerouac, since the story is mostly enlightening in reflection of those real struggles detailed in his bios

  9. says:

    Always wonderful to read a Jack Kerouac book, especially a hither to unknown complete novel Like The Town and The City, Orpheus Emerged is not written in his now famous stream of consciousness, spontaneous prose Despite this, all of the other Kerouac trademarks are here For whatever problems there are with this book, it is well worth it to view the core group of beat writers when they were young and at university before they became literary giants and known the world over.

  10. says:

    Another good, if forgettable, piece of Kerouac s early writing Not quite as thought out as some of his other early work, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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