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Encyclopedia > Old Angel Midnight
Old Angel Midnight
Author Jack Kerouac
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Poem
Publisher Grey Fox Press
Released 1993
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 89 pages
ISBN ISBN 0-91-251697-6
Preceded by Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings
Followed by Good Blonde & Others

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. ...


  • 1993. Old Angel Midnight, ISBN 0-91-251697-6

Books by Jack Kerouac
The Town and the CityOn the RoadThe SubterraneansThe Dharma BumsDoctor SaxMaggie CassidyMexico City BluesBook of DreamsTristessaVisions of CodyLonesome TravelerBig SurVisions of GerardDesolation AngelsSatori in ParisVanity of DuluozPicScattered PoemsAtop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other WritingsOld Angel MidnightGood Blonde & OthersOrpheus EmergedBook of SketchesAnd the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks (unpublished)

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U B U W E B :: Jack Kerouac (327 words)
The politics of Old Angel Midnight is that it is a reply by Jack to heavily armored, socially approved literature, as it was then taught and admired in colleges....
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Old Angel Midnight is struggling to be occupied by consciousness and nothingness, and not by social commands.
Midnight Eye review: Black Angel (1997) (602 words)
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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