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The Resource Three kinds of motion : Kerouac, Pollock, and the making of American highways, Riley Hanick

Three kinds of motion : Kerouac, Pollock, and the making of American highways, Riley Hanick

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Three kinds of motion : Kerouac, Pollock, and the making of American highways
Title
Three kinds of motion
Title remainder
Kerouac, Pollock, and the making of American highways
Statement of responsibility
Riley Hanick
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
""Like a great conversationalist, Hanick paints a generous canvas, and I rode the length of this powerful book much like I first experienced the American interstate: songs on the stereo, windows down, and the bittersweet sense that youth is fleeting. Three Kinds of Motion holds open a wild and beautiful journey, not to be missed."-Thalia Field. In 1943, Peggy Guggenheim commissioned a mural from Jackson Pollock to hang in the entryway of her Manhattan townhouse. It was the largest Pollock canvas she would ever own, and four years later she gave it to a small Midwestern institution with no place to put it. When the original scroll of On the Road goes on tour across the country, it lands at the same Iowa museum housing Peggy's Pollock, revitalizing Riley Hanick's adolescent fascination with the author. Alongside these two narrative threads, Hanick revisits Dwight D. Eisenhower's quest to build America's first interstate highway system. When catastrophic rains flood the Iowa highways with their famous allure and history of conquest, they also threaten the museum and its precious mural. In Three Kinds of Motion, his razor-sharp, funny, and intensely vulnerable book-length essay, Hanick moves deftly between his three subjects. He delivers a story with breathtaking ingenuity.Riley Hanick is an essayist, journalist, and translator. His work has received support from the Jentel and McKnight foundations and he has served as a writer-in-residence for the University of Iowa Museum of Art. He teaches at Murray State University"--
Summary
Book-length essay chronicles Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, and the origin of America’s highway system
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Provided by publisher
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10411406
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Hanick, Riley
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3521.E735
LC item number
Z666 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Pollock, Jackson
  • Art and literature
  • Interstate Highway System
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • TRANSPORTATION / Navigation
  • Kerouac, Jack
  • Pollock, Jackson
  • Art and literature
  • Interstate Highway System
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Kerouac, Pollock, and the making of American highways
Label
Three kinds of motion : Kerouac, Pollock, and the making of American highways, Riley Hanick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890180230
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781936747900
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014028106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890180230
Label
Three kinds of motion : Kerouac, Pollock, and the making of American highways, Riley Hanick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn890180230
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781936747900
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014028106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)890180230

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