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Jack Kerouac List of Essentials

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Jun. 8th, 2010 | 11:24 am

Belief & Techniques For Modern Prose by Jack Kerouac
List of Essentials:
1. Scribbled secret notebooks, wild typewritten pages for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with your own life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumb saint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from the bottom of mind
9. The unspeakable vision of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In strange trance fixation dreaming of the object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibitions
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in sea language & knowledge
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contours of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exist intact in the mind
22. Don’t think of words when you stop but see the picture better
23. Keep track of every date emblazoned in your morning
24. No fear of shame in dignity of yr experience, language and knowledge
25. Write for the world to see yr exact picture of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under,crazier the better
29. You’re a genius all the time.
30. Writer ~ Director of Earthly movie Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven

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Comments {3}

Did you hear me, Butterfly?

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from: stardigan
date: Jun. 9th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)

what book? i love this list!

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from: violaluv
date: Jun. 15th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)

A Beat Anthology of Penguin books

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from: awhitemothflew
date: Jun. 12th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)

can check off quite a few of those, i think- especially number 13.

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