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The View From On the Road: The Rhetorical Vision of Jack Kerouac

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Through careful analysis of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Omar Swartz argues that Kerouac’s influence on American society is largely rhetorical. Kerouac’s significance as a cultural icon can be best understood, Swartz asserts, in terms of traditional rhetorical practices and principles.

To Swartz, Kerouac is a rhetor who symbolically reconstructs his world and offers argument
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published October 12th 1999 by Southern Illinois University Press
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