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When I was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School Book Review Summary

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When I was Cool is a memoir of Sam Kashner's time spent as the first student at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado. It takes place in the late 1970's. The teachers at the school are the beatnik poets Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Gregory Corso. Sam goes to the school because he is fascinated by the beat generation. He gets to know them all very well and gives a great account of what these writers were like when they got older, as they had their heyday in the 1950's.
The review of this Book prepared by Susanna Marlowe








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1970's Nationality?    -   American--General History of Art?    -   Yes Kind of art    -   Writers

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Somewhat sympathetic Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   very happy How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players Is book humorous?    -   Yes If humorous, kind of humor    -   eccentric personalities    -   gentle humor Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   descript. of male nudity    -   homosexuals doing their thing Minor characters feature lots of:    -   deranged people Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   300-350 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   9 ()

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