A poem published by Jack Kerouac in 1959, Mexico City Blues is composed of 242 "choruses" or stanzas. In his own words, Kerouac wanted to be known as a jazz poet and with this book he sought to write in a way consistent with how a musician would play jazz. This poem is also significant in that Kerouac attempts to use all of his methods for creating spontaneous works and is highly successful. Jack Kerouac (pronounced ) (March 12, 1922 â October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Chinese poem Quatrain on Heavenly Mountain by Emperor Gaozong. ... See also: 1958 in literature, other events of 1959, 1960 in literature, list of years in literature. ... A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) book is bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth or heavy paper) and a stitched spine. ... Paperback may refer to a kind of book binding by which papers are simply folded without cloth or leather and bound - usually with glue rather than stitches or staples - into a thick paper cover; or to a book with this type of binding. ... Maggie Cassidy, a 1959 novel by Jack Kerouac. ...
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