The book is the first monograph which examines the correspondences between the oeuvre of Jack Kerouac and the thought of Jacques Lacan, the two apparently incompatible worlds which prove to be complementary when taking a closer look. The study demonstrates a number of points. Firstly, with Jacques Lacan as a silent partner, it helps to better understand why psychoanalysis won Kerouac’s enmity in the mid-1950s. It also delves into Lacan’s reflections on spontaneous free-association to prove their convergence with Beats’ literary tactics. In its final part, by employing Lacanian theory, the book offers an extensive insight into Kerouac’s oeuvre to excavate the problematic status of the father figure, a crucial matter not yet given a rigorous critical attention.
Adler Alfred 102, 119, 122
Agnew Jean-Christophe 32–34, 230
Alexander Franz 26, 37, 119, 170
Allen B. L. 100
Amburn Ellis 104, 225
Ames Sanford S. 96
Amram David 104, 121, 123, 226
André Serge 71, 92, 138, 226
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