|Plot Summary of Use My Name|
|"Jan Kerouac talks about her relationship with her estranged father and the denial of Kerouac's estate following his death. Jan Kerouac's life was just as tumultous as her father's life if not more so."
Daniela Lo Presti, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Use My Name|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- very athletic
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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