Old Angel Midnight is a long narrative poem by Jack Kerouac that was culled from five notebooks spanning from 1956-1959 while Kerouac was fully ensconced in Buddhist studies and theory. Kerouac himself said of the poem, "Old Angel Midnight is only the beginning of a lifelong work in multilingual sound, representing the haddalada-babra of babbling world tongues coming in thru my window at midnight no matter where I live or what I'm doing, in Mexico, Morocco, New York, India or Pakistan, in Spanish, French, Aztec, Gaelic, Keltic, Kurd or Dravidian, the sounds of people yakking and of myself yakking among, ending finally in great intuitions of the sounds of tongues throughout the entire universe in all directions in and out forever. And it is the only book I've ever written in which I allow myself the right to say anything I want, absolutely and positively anything, since that's what you hear coming in that window... God in his Infinity wouldnt have had a world otherwise–Amen." This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Beats redirects here. ... See also: 1992 in literature, other events of 1993, 1994 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Good Blonde & Others is a collection of works by Jack Kerouac. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...
Categories: 1993 novels | Novels by Jack Kerouac | Beat Generation | 1990s novel stubs This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Town and the City is a novel by Jack Kerouac, published by Harcourt Brace in 1950 (ISBN 0-15-690790-9). ... On the Road book cover On the Road is a novel by Jack Kerouac, published by Viking Press in 1957. ... The Subterraneans cover The Subterraneans is a 1958 novel by Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac. ... The Dharma Bums cover This is an article about the novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Doctor Sax, a 1959 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Maggie Cassidy, a 1959 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... A poem published by Jack Kerouac in 1959, Mexico City Blues is composed of 242 choruses or stanzas. ... A comprehensive dream journal published by Jack Kerouac in 1960 that covers all recorded dreams from 1952-1960. ... Tristessa cover Tristessa is a short novel by Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac set in Mexico City. ... Categories: Literature stubs | Novels of Jack Kerouac ... A 1960 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Big Sur, a 1962 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Visions of Gerard, a 1963 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Desolation Angels, a 1965 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Satori in Paris, a 1966 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Categories: Literature stubs | Novels of Jack Kerouac ... Pic a 1971 novel by Jack Kerouac. ... Good Blonde & Others is a collection of works by Jack Kerouac. ... Orpheus Emerged is a novella written by Jack Kerouac in 1945 when he was at Columbia University; however it was not published until 2002 when it was discovered by his estate. ... The Book of Sketches is a collection of spontaneous prose written by Jack Kerouac between 1952 and 1957. ... And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is an unpublished manuscript written in 1945 by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, several years before the two Beat Generation founders achieved notoriety with On the Road and Junkie, respectively. ...
The Black Angel of the title is Mayo, a female assassin who saves Ikko, the six year-old daughter of a yakuza boss, from being massacred along with her entire family at the hands of rival kingpin Nogi.
However sound the execution of Ishii's philosophies in Black Angel may be, it must be said that the pacing of the film lags behind.
But even though Black Angel drags at times, it has so many things going for it that the balance is decided in the film's (and the audience's) favour.
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