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Unformatted text preview: o Social neurosis • IV. madness and the “social neurosis” Other key terms: • Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957)- (Met at Allen Columbia after hurting his leg while playing football. Writes so fast that he uses one big long roll of paper. Was on the road for seven years and it took him 3 weeks to write a novel.) • Allen Ginsberg, “Howl” (1955)- (High school teacher, poet) • happening • Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West Let Us Have Madness - Kenneth Patchen Let us have madness openly. O men of my generation. Let us follow The footsteps of this slaughtered age: See it trail across Time's dim land Into the closed house of eternity With the noise that dying has, With the face that dead things wear— nor ever say We wanted more; we looked to find An open door, an utter deed of love, Transforming day's evil darkness; but We found extended hell and fog Upon the earth, and within the head A rotting bog of lean huge graves....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course AMS 3030 taught by Professor Danielbelgrad during the Fall '09 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.
- Fall '09
- On the Road, The Road, Time