“Michael Hrebeniak has opened up serious issues that are always overlooked—propaganda, Marcuse, Olson’s Human Universe, for starters. Hrebeniak’s assessment that ‘Kerouac’s swirling meditation on memory and recirculation of events’ is a beautiful portal swinging wide. A complete success. Many are waiting to read a work on Jack that will put a modern foundation under the old dharma shack.”—Michael McClure, poet, novelist, essayist, and playwright
“Michael Hrebeniak’s work is indeed rare, bringing Jack Kerouac’s work into the realm of Western aesthetics, a global arena in which to situate his considerable accomplishment. I don’t know of another scholarly work that goes as far to ground Kerouac’s Legend of Duluoz in such a wide and deep knowledge of world literatures.”—Regina Weinreich, author of The Spontaneous Poetics of Jack Kerouac
About the Author
Michael Hrebeniak teaches at Cranfield and Cambridge universities and is the associate producer of Optic Nerve, an independent film company based in London. His articles have appeared in the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. He is also the editor of Radical Poetics.