American literature

After reading the selections from Kerouac’s On the Road, listen to the linked recording of Kerouac reading from the book, above.

After reading Oates’s “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” listen to the linked recording of Bob Dylan singing his 1965 “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.”

This week, we discussed different cultural influences on Kerouac and Oates. What does one of the pieces of

culture, linked above, tell you about one of this week’s author’s writing style, subject matter, thematic concerns, or message? What evidence of music’s influence do you see in this week’s readings?

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