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The Subterraneans quotes The Subterraneans, litcharts The Subterraneans, symbolism The Subterraneans, summary shmoop The Subterraneans, The Subterraneans 9606d2e4 Jack Kerouac, One Of The Great Voices Of The Beat Generation And Author Of The Classic On The Road, Here Continues His Peregrinations In Postwar, Underground San Francisco The Subterraneans Come Alive At Night, Travel Along Dark Alleyways, And Live In A World Filled With Paint, Poetry, Music, Smoke, And Sex Simmering In The Center Of It All Is The Brief Affair Between Leo Percepied, A Writer, And Mardou Fox, A Black Woman Ten Years Younger Just At The Moment When She Is Coolly Leaving Him, Leo Realizes His Passion For Passion, His Inability To Function Without It, And The Puzzling Futility Of Seeking Redemption And Fulfillment Through Writing


10 thoughts on “The Subterraneans

  1. says:

    I am an admitted Kerouac fan and I think most people who read Kerouac begin and end with On the Road, which was of course groundbreaking in its day I loved On the Road and have read it repeatedly on and off over decades Subterraneans, however, sat on my shelf in the I ll get to it pile This book a novella than an novel chronicles his affair with Mardou Fox Alene Lee was her real name , a young black woman While some have called it racist, and others misogynistic the Beats weren t the most enlightened guys when it came to women , I think it has to be taken as a product of its time Consider that an interracial relationship would have been pretty radical in the 50 s, and both Kerouac s alter ego, Leo and Mardou both realize this.What struck me was the utter nakedness of Kerouac in this completely stream of consciousness book He shows himself to be sexually confused and conscious of that He knows he s broken in many ways, discussing his mental state and his very strong and probably damaging relationship with his mother He talks about wanting to live the life of freedom and kicks while simultaneously wanting to settle down, and he knows that he won t be successful at either This is a completely introspective book and he spared himself nothing.While some will find the wild prose off putting, I loved it Reading this book is like being carried away in a river current than actually reading In the end, it broke my heart and made me sad for Kerouac and his confusion, his belief in his own failure on every level, and his seeming acceptance of that.


  2. says:

    Kerouac s kind of a dick in this one, whining and chasing after this black girl Mardou all through the book Once she caves in to his non existent charms he dumps her like he s Tommy Lee or something When he s not crying for her to take him back he s busy fetishizing her blackness like she s a pickaninny doll and then drunkenly makes in crowd jokes to his pals about Buddha and Boddhisatva What a shithead.


  3. says:

    A profoundly sad novel I fall in and out of love with Kerouac s prose, but his story rips your heart out It was recommended to me by a colleague who told me that this book is about people who make decisions by not making any choices.


  4. says:

    Are the subterranean places where the thoughts are born in the deepest, in the darkest of K rouac Once again, he takes us by the guts and leaves us abandoned at the edge of a road less and less bright.Lisbon Book Fair 2016.


  5. says:

    Los subterr neos es una m sica para ser o da de noche, con sus largos fraseos que suben y bajan, bocanadas de aire et lico y versos que estallan contra la ciudad San Francisco, ciudad de maricas, poetas y vagabundos.Tened cuidado de no perderos en esta ciudad subterr nea, de andar por la calle equivocada, en la que todo envejece mal el canto por el amor perdido, la energ a sexual que fluye por las p ginas, o ese amor pagano Tal vez no sea m s que el culto a s mismo del dios Kerouac.Entonces el ritmo se detiene, se corta la respiraci n, la ciudad pierde su magia, y la m sica se hace ch chara, ruido, vana m sica de fondo para curarse del tedio Bajo el sopor de la m sica nocturna, te extrav as en cualquier portal, fuera del abrigo de las largas noches de alcohol y sexo.


  6. says:

    There they are the Subterraneans drunk as skunks while they burble on about literature and their love lives Jack Kerouac Leo Percepied in the book wants nothing than spend all his hours with these pseudo intellectual lowlifes, but at the same time attempt to maintain a relationship with Mardou Fox, a young black woman The Subterraneans is the story of this relationship and how it winds to a close with Jack deciding in the end he wanted life on his own boozy terms The pity of it is that Jack really appears to have loved Mardou, and Mardou was worth the trouble Jack writes about himself as a not terribly lovable character, as essentially unworthy So he gives up and returns to the boys.


  7. says:

    Written in 1958, The Subterraneans is Kerouac s attempt at a memoir about the time honored literary theme of relationships At a superficial level, it is merely a novella about how a relationship can crumble in the face societal pressures However, like relationships, one should never take a person, or written work, at merely face value The Subterraneans is much than a romance in the vein of He s just not that into you The relationship itself is something of taboo in the 1950s, Kerouac s style of prose experimental, and his description of the beat culture in this book sets in motion the evolution of Beats to Hippies and, now, the Hipsters This novella takes the opportunity to explore the relationship between an African American woman Mardou Fox and a Caucasian male Leo Percepied This relationship mirrors Kerouac s own relationship with Alene Lee during his stints in San Francisco Kerouac never makes a solid attempt at examining how the relationship between him and Alene could be viewed as taboo by the dominant culture of 1950 s America It s unique that ultimately the relationship fails because of other factors his drinking, both of their needs to be independent, his longing for her and ultimately her rejection that comes in the form of sexual promiscuity I believe Keroauc never considered the relationship taboo, because of his bohemian ethics and his rebellion against dominating culture of the 1950s In it s simplest form, he doesn t talk about it, because it doesn t see it as effecting his relationship since it doesn t affect him.The prose of the novella indicates a challenge to the conventional structure and organization of a novel It takes influence from the modernists like Joyce in its stream of consciousness style Yet, I feel Kerouac is poetic in his construction of sentences than Joyce Kerouac wrote a lot He carried a journal around with him and wrote about random experiences during the day In fact, this novella, feels like a long unbroken experience While I was reading it, it felt like I embarrassed, as if I stumbled upon some personal journal entry by a person I barely knew.The other significant facet of this novella is Kerouac s description of the culture surrounding the Beats The discussions of poetry, the mindless hedonism, the excessive drinking, the apathy and emotions all seem to be the direct result of the romantic movement modern day Byron s, Shelly s, and Blake s In the end, like all counter culture movements, it seems like a dead end that evolves over time to encompass new young adults and adolescents At the same time that Kerouac involves himself with the The subterranean he disassociates himself from them by casting an ironic eye brow raise to his own infatuation with dime store poetry and red wine To me, Kerouac transcended the Beats because he never seemed pretentious about a culture he helped create.


  8. says:

    Oh, Jack As always, the enthusiasm and momentum in his writing is infectious I haven t read anything by Kerouac for a few years before picking this one up, and I d forgotten about the weirdness of trying to settle into it like it s a linear story intended to be clearly followed in detail when really it s a tilt a whirl kind of ride not about to stop and explain itself so all I can do is hang on, watch the colors spinning past, catch enough bits and pieces of the conversations and memories to be able to follow along Once I remember that, and let go of what I think I know about grammar and punctuation, this evens out into a smooth read.The scenes that lend themselves best to the carnival feel of Kerouac s writing are the late night, not entirely sober party scenes These are vibrant and cacophonous and we can see how easy it is to get swept up in the enthusiasm of this group of people and their wild migrations from home to a bar to a virtual stranger s house, everyone talking and yelling over each other and chasing some big idea to the next stop.Plot in a nutshell Boy Leo meets girl Mardou , boy crushes on girl, boy and girl date hook up get a little soulmate y, boy flakes on girl and gets jealous of her flirting with other boys, boy decides he s done with girl then decides he s not, girl breaks up with boy It s sweeter than this, of course, and frustrating, and somewhat complex once all the secondary characters are added into the mix, but this is the jist of it Leo pines for Mardou early on in the book, mentioning his great pain frequently and desire to die occasionally It feels a little indulgent, all the moping, kind of a prod for us to start a Leo pity party that makes me glad when they do get together, because he steps away from the pathetic for a while when he s with her.I think I would label this one of the truest love stories I ve ever read It s not the fairy tale, happily ever after variety, but Leo and Mardou s relationship feels real They get together in a lopsided, fumbly sort of way she takes a while to warm up to him , make grand statements and promises in the rush of a new relationship, and then fail each other in small ways until the magic fades There is no final reunion scene, or red roses apologetic gesture, just the sadness of something ending that could maybe have been better than it was In many ways, I like this better than I would a fluffy happy ending By the end, I m also inclined to indulge Leo in his mopey sadness, because I ve seen his ambivalence in action want the girl, but jealousy and wanting other girls and a certain amount of self sabotage get in the way , and it makes me a little sad, too.


  9. says:

    Y rek par alayacak denli ar , berrak, akl ba nda, mutlu bir le sonras na uyan yorum Ku lar h l ark s yl yor ocuklarda ark s yl yor imdi Sanki ben tozlu bir p kovas nda uyanan bir r mcekmi im, sanki d nya bana g re de ilmi ama tam di er yarat klar g reymi gibi daha havai, kendi i lerinde daha kararl ve tutars zl n lekesine daha az meyilli yarat klar n Tanr m Jack, Jack, JACK sim olarak yeterince d k nl m yokmu gibi.Her neyse.Beat ku a , asla kitaplar n okumad m, tam metinlerini tatmad m ama hakk nda en fazla bilgiye sahip oldu um hareket san r m nk Beat her zaman yasak olmu tur bana ve evet yasakl kitaplar m okuyorum say n okuyucu Kerouac da en ok okumak istedi im, o olsun di erleri olmasa da olur dedi im babe Beat i inde, kendime en yak n g rd m, kendimi g rd m, hele ki mektuplardan sonra.Ginsberg ve Jack in birbirinine yollad mektuplar ithaki yay okumaktay m 2 y ld r ancak ilk kitaplar n bitirildi i d neme girince, art k kitaplar okumal y m dedim, paralel g t r p daha iyi z msemek istiyorum nk Beat dedi iniz ey yazarlar n, zellikle Jack i in birebir kendisidir, yar kurgu olsa da otobiyografiktir eserleri Yeralt Sakinleri de yle.Arka kapak yaz s ahane ger ekten, 50 lerin Amerikas nda Jack in negro bir kad n olan Mardou ya a k Ah pi manl klar m n Mardou su, o eyin d ncesi bir kez olsun k r t rm yor senin aln n , pmem gereken aln n , senin kendi gururunun ac s Ama o a k n, Jack in ihmalleri, savurganl , ku ku, korku, k skan l yla, s rekli sarho lu un alt nda, kendi elleriyle parampar a edi inin yk s , lirik itiraf, isyankar a t, kabulleni li itiraz 3 g n 3 gecede yaz lm metali e kur un att mdan i ki i miyordum yine bu a k kurtaracak ey yoksulluktu bu y zden yitirmi tim a k Ayya , ahmak, air Mardou ya hak vermemek yabana at lamaz yani.Jack in ilk kitab olmasa da ki ilk kitap evrilmemi bizde NEDEN Beatnic e girmek i in g zel kitap, roman i in nk Ginsberg n airli i ve Burroughs un romanlar ok daha kurmaca ve a rd r Ama zellikle Kerouac un yaz m i in ahane se im, benje nce, benim kadar olmasa da, biraz bilgi edinmekte fayda var slup ve i erik hakk nda, yoksa bam diye arpabilir Her ne kadar ayr nt yay nlar yeralt edebiyat alt na alsa da ben ayr tutulmas taraftar y m Her neyse, Beat in olay udur uyu turucu, seks, edebiyat, tanr , arkada l k, al ma hayat , para, sefillik, l ks, seyahat, ya ama abas , varolu , co ku, kin, fke, maniklik,,, hepsi deneyimle, ki anahtar buradad r i in, ancak b yle ortaya kar O y zden yaz lar da tamamen bu ayk r , marjinal ve ger ek ey leri i eriyor bohem ve hippilerle kar t rmay n Beat i, hatta bu n birbirine kar t rmay n, aman Haliyle eli ki, i d nce, savlar, aforizmalar, s re gelmi t m di er sanat ak mlar , bok, boktanl k Yaz n n kendisi ise, Kerouac i in daktiloya vurulan, ka da i lenen ilk haliyle, o haml kta kal yor D zeltilmiyor demiyorum, haml k, ya am n n harflere, kelimelere giydirilmi hali Karma k, kesik kesik, bir kre endo bir sessizlik, konudan konuya atlay , anl k s ray , iml s z, kt gibi Tabi bu kitapta bu a rl kta bir yaz m bi imi yok ok, ama yine o kopuklu u, ya da d zensiz s reklili i, ya da durmak bilmeyen s n rs zl hissediyorsunuz.Bir de dramatikle tirdi i c mleler var allah m bay l yorum, ayk r bi emin i inde kli e bi emin bi anda kar n za kmas zevkli bir ayk r l k do uruyor hehe Sorma denize kara g zl kad n n g zleri neden tuhaf ve yitik ya da Ben tabi huzursuz, gelgitler i inde ve kesinlikle tutars zl ktan yoksun ac m ya da ilem biraz olsun belirmedi hen z Melekler benimle kal n ya da Y z m n g r nt s n yalay p yutan, y z ndeki ne eli a l g r yorum, lebilirim kalp radyomu g zel bir m zikle k rma, ey d nya Ya am n yazd i in ya arken nas l ya yorsa ya ad n da yle yaz yor hehe notunu alm m unun yan na G n n ge saatlerine dek b yle s r p gidiyordu, yaln zca par alar n , onlar da b l k p r k an msad m, upuzun bir yk , ba la ve virg llerle ba lad m bir peri anl k k tlesi yaln zca Bir de alt metin aray na girmeye hi gerek yok, en fazla, bu kitap i in 50 lere siyahlar ve siyah kad nlar n beyaz ve edebiyat ki Beatnic evresindeki yerinin bilmemnesi fln diyebilirsiniz En fazla i kinin boklar diyebilirsiniz, en fazla ili kilerin yozla mas , ya da kitaba ad n veren sakinlerin anlat m vesaire ama gerek yok, her ey ortada yle bi aba yok nk K skan ve sorumsuz ve sarho bir herif ve yitirilen bir a k var ortada Kendi kendime G zel, evcimen bir tavuklu ak am yeme i neye yarar Sen Yuri yi, odaya girdi in anda oray terk etmesine sebep olacak kadar ok severken neye yarar O, k skan l m n bask s n ve senin d te bir kehanet gibi g r nen m mk nat n bunca hissederken neye yarar Ah tanr m neye yarar.Irk bir yakla m olaca n biliyorum ama negro bir kad na olan a k okumak beni muazzam zorlad Esteti imin d nda nk ben de kendi esteti imin d nday m mesela ama Kerouac yle g zel sevmi , o bokun p s r n ve kendi karaktersizli inin i inde yle g zel sevmi ki g z ard edebildim ben, bahsetmedi i s rece yapabilece im bir ey yok, bu erotic romance okurken de b yle oluyor , ama isterdim ki elmac k kemikleri k k bir soluk benizli sevsin Ama sevmedi, sevdi ini sevmeyi beceremedi, yle ki kitaba girip Jack i sarsmak, tokat atmak, ba rmak ge ti i imden yapma, yitireceksin , yle ki toplumsal ayr l k ve rksal teredd tler i in i ine girince g zlerim dolu dolu oldu, nk herif g zel herif, g zel seviyor, ben hep sevmekten yanay m ucuz sol s ylem gibi oldu , estetik olmasa da nk imdi Mardou yu istiyorum Daha yeni alt ay nce bir hastal n ruhuna bir k k sald n anlatt bana Bu onu daha da g zel k lm yor mu ile ba layan 2 sayfa s ren bu a ktan ST YORUM.Kitaba sadece ili ki temelli yakla mamak gerekiyor, alt metin aramay n desem de verdi im rneklerin yan nda, yaban, eksik, harika felsefeler var, vurucu ifadeler, hakl tespitler, her ey hakk nda Mesela imge olarak di il kuyu, eril kule olarak niteliyor bir yerde de oda kad n, tasar m erkek oluyor ki zerinde durmad bu ifade zerine saatlerce, saatlerce. Hele sayfa 98 in ikinci paragraf ndan ba lay p 99 a s ren paragraf sonuna kadar olan ve kitab n sonunda yenilenen z ve in aa mevzusu, ah tanr m tek bir a k istiyorsun Yani kad n n i inde ze sahip olur erkekler, bir z var evet diye d nd m, bir z var ve bu senin rahmin ve erkek z avu lar n n i inde tutuyor ama onu orada b rak p b y k soyut eyler in a etmeye ko uyor te Kerouac da kendi ifadesiyle yleyse yazmak niye Uyluklar z bar nd r r ve benim orada kalmam gerekiyorsa da, oradan gelmi ve sonunda oraya d necek olsam da bir ko u gidip bir ey in a etmek ve daha da ok in a etmek zorunday m hi u rana Buadelaire iirleri u runa Mesela ESER in work aseks elli i , saatlerce Yar otobiyografik desem de anlad m kadar yla olaylarda de il mekan ve bi tak m k k eylerde de i iklik var, t m bunlar ve karakterlerin ger ek kimlikleri i in kitab n Wikipedia sayfas na bakabilirsiniz ben Kerouac zerine yaz lan ba ka bir kitaptan bakt m ve wikiyi ok ge fark ettim D Fark ndaysan z yeralt sakinleri dedi i g ruhtan bahsetmedim nk ok az, nk dedi im gibi yle bi kayg yok, nk sadece Mardou oradan kma bi kad n, o kadar Tabii metinin en cuk yeride Dostoyevski te olan a r y g rmezden gelemem evirisi ok g zel, zor olmasalar da dildeki kas tl bozukluklar rahats z etmeden evirmesini ger ekten ba ar l buldum kendimce sadece bir yerde i said to myself k sm n atlad n g rd m ki o da ba ka bir eye bakarken tesad fi oldu, ama slubun aras nda kar p gitmi ti ilk okudu umda.Tavsiyem arkada 30 ile 60 lar n caz alarken dinleyin.Ben seni okuyabilmek i in iyi oldum, ke ke sen de sevebilmek i in iyi olsayd n, ah Sen kendin demi tin, airin ac s na de mez diye.Ah tanr m, TANRIM.xoxoiko


  10. says:

    I was going to rise, do some typing and coffee drinking in the kitchen all day since at that time work, work was my dominant thought, not love not the pain which impels me to write this even while I don t want to, the pain which won t be eased by writing of this but heightened, but which will be redeemed, and if only it were a dignified pain and could be placed somewhere other than this black gutter of shame and loss and noisemaking folly in the night


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