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Preview — Book of Haikus by Jack Kerouac. Book of Haikus by Jack Kerouac. Regina Weinreich Editor and Introduction. Renowned for his groundbreaking Beat Generation novel On the RoadJack Kerouac was also a master of the haiku, the three-line, seventeen-syllable Japanese poetic form.
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Si vedono affiorare campi di baseball, orchestrine jazz cratteristiche dell’ America rurale e quella industriale? See 1 question about Book of Haikus…. Lists with This Book. Sep 20, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazing – how I wish he could have stayed with us longer for purely selfish reasons.
Sep 22, Susan Budd rated it really liked it Shelves: And I love Kerouac. But I was skeptical about the combination. Fortunately, I ended up as pleasantly surprised as the clumsy snackers. This volume includes the poems Kerouac selected for his Book of Haikus as well as poems gathered from his novels and notebooks. The poems from Book of Haikus are superior to the others, yet they make up less than half of the volume.
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That said, the poems Kerouac selected for Book of Haikus are impressive. I think Basho would be proud.
Here are a few of my favorites. A haiku has two elements: Moreover, Basho identified the aesthetic of haiku as one of Karumi, or lightness. Among the notebook poems, I found one that seems to be an earlier version of another one of my favorites. Here is the poem in Book of Haikus. This is not something that Kerouac did with his other writings. It seems likely to me that the poem from the notebook was revised into the poem included in Booo of Haikus. The whole poem builds up o it.
This is simpler and more direct. In the earlier poem the address to the bee occurs in the middle of the question. This dilutes the effect of the question. The reader of the revised poem knows right from the start that kerokac question is addressed to the bee. Addressing the bee haikkus the middle also makes the earlier poem a single complex sentence whereas the revised poem follows the traditional Japanese form of an observation of biok followed by a sudden perception with these two elements divided by a Kireji, or cutting word.
In English, the function of the Kireji is often performed by a dash or off punctuation mark. This comparison between the notebook poem and the Book of Haikus poem is revealing. The appearance of spontaneity is evidence of the talent of the poet. Unless it better belongs with my Beat Generation books.
Perhaps I should find out where the peanut butter cups are shelved in the supermarket—with the peanut butter or with the chocolate. But wherever I put Book of Haikusit has turned out to be a serendipitous discovery for me. Aug 17, Hikus Mohammadi rated it really liked it Shelves: Never been a big fan of Kerouac, but this was one of the best Haiku collections I have ever read. Dec 26, Robert Hobkirk jjack it it was amazing.
Collection of short poems Kerouac wrote over several years. Most of them are three lines, a few are two liners. He doesn’t build the poem on the 17 syllable construction, so I would call them micro poems rather than haiku.
They were written at a time when he was taking a look at Buddhism. Most of them have the flavor of traditional Japanese haiku with reference to nature with reference to the moon and all that, but my favorites are a little more unique. The one about the fly in the medicine cabi Collection of short poems Kerouac wrote over several years.
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The one about the fly in the medicine cabinet who died of old age and the one about the rain puddle cleaning the soles of his shoes were memorable. Kerouac was a hard core artist, who else would write little poems? If you’re interested in learning more about Kerouac, this little book is worth checking out of the library. View all 3 comments. Sep 10, David Schaafsma rated it it was ok Shelves: Eh, Kerouac as a poet. If you are interested in haiku, or in the ways Eastern poetic forms and sensibilities have been imported to the west, if I were you, I would read Gary Snyder, who helped import haiku to the beats and that generation in this country.
Snyder is a serious poet and serious Buddhist, who inspired Kerouac and other beats, but none of them did work to match what Snyder did. Book of Haikus compiler and introducer Weinrich makes a case for this book as both serious poetry and i Eh, Kerouac as a poet.
Book of Haikus compiler and introducer Weinrich makes a case for this book as both serious poetry and irreverent Kerouac called his American haiku “pops”but I’m not convinced. Feb 25, Judith rated it really liked it. Mar 09, Greta rated it really liked it Shelves: A remarkable and thought-provoking collection. May 29, Axolotl rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have observed images so similar to some described in this book, that it is almost as though Kerouac’s shade were what I’d mistaken for that cast by the tall birch in a park once sat beneath–him with with a ghostly notebook, scribbling my unconsciously dharmic doings unbeknownst to me.
Attention is love, and love and hate are almost one –mostly in choosing their object and that object of one can so easily become the other –contingency Dec 08, Dane Cobain rated it really liked it. Most people only know of Jack Kerouac as the author of On the Road, but this book demonstrates that he has skills in other areas too.
I only have one real gripe with this book — the writing itself is pretty epic, and I really enjoy the way that Kerouac invokes nature and natural themes in t Most people only know of Jack Kerouac as the author of On the Road, but this book demonstrates that he has skills in other areas too. I only have one real gripe with this book — the writing itself is pretty epic, and I really enjoy the way that Kerouac invokes nature and natural themes in to his writing, in the fine traditions of the oldest of the old haiku writers.
Jul 11, vi macdonald rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can listen to a studio recording of Kerouac reciting poems from his series American Haikusbacked by the jazz saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims for their album Blues and Haikus https: I enjoyed however reading Morning Haiku by Sonia Sanchez. His haiku show the influence of the imagists, mainly Ezra Pound. We can also perceive in these haiku the major influence of the Zen Buddhism, as a religion and a culture.
Dissatisfied with the state of the western culture, Kerouac sought a cure in the Japanese philosophy.
He has also embraced it in his life as an alternative to the socialist and secular convictions, to which he was fiercely opposed, adopted by his comrades of the Beat generation. Ginsberg asserted that the method of spontaneous composition is connected to the practice of Zen Buddhism and the fact that in Japanese calligraphic painting, people are literally able to capture one phrase in one image. Kerrouac, according to many critics, Kerouac’s approach to Buddhism in these poems indicate a superficial understanding of its philosophy.
Short and concise, they are moreover similar to ancient Eastern spiritual proverbs: They even vary in line-length. This review explores Kerouac’s innovative and personalized Haikus. The simple rhyming triolet: No, as I say, American Pops: Dec 06, Mat rated it it was amazing.
Kerouac displays true mastership kerouqc this form of poetry. Intelligently avoiding the restricting rules of traditional, conventional Japanese haiku, Kerouac invents the form here which he calls ‘pops’ – short, concise three-line poems which are very effective. Where Kerouac does not follow the ‘rules’ syllabically, he does in terms of including seasonal words – the moon, the sun, leaves, jsck – all symbolic of the season in which the haiku was written, even the ‘winter fly’ which ingeni Fantastic.
Where Kerouac does not follow the ‘rules’ syllabically, he does in terms of including seasonal words – the moon, the sun, leaves, noon – all symbolic of the season in which the haiku haikud written, even the ‘winter fly’ which ingeniously refers to the END of winter, i. Out of all of Kerouac’s poetry, I believe that this has to be some of his strongest work, right up there with the ingenious, the timeless Mexico City Blues.
Many people wrote Jack off because of his beliefs about spontaneous prose and Truman Capote’s old hack that he was just “typing” not “writing” – well, time has shown, with increasing evidence, that he was a significant writer in American society, who in the later half of the twentieth century was apparently told by God to “go moan for Man” and someone whose quality of writing has consistently shown that he deserves more attention and acclaim.
May 01, k. Kerouac and Haiku lovers.