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Three Kinds of Motion : Kerouac, Pollock, and the Making of American Highways / Riley Hanick.

Hanick, Riley. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781936747900 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 270 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Louisville, KY : Sarabande Books, 2015.

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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.
Subject: Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956.
Art and literature > United States > History > 20th century.
Interstate Highway System.

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