Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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At the End of the Road: Jack Kerouac in Mexico

by Jorge García-Robles (Author), Daniel C. Schechter (Translator).

Mexico, an escape route, inspiration, and destination in the novel On the Road, was crucial to Jack Kerouac's creative development. From the writer's initial excitement upon encountering Mexico and its fascinating display of humanity to his tortured relationship with a Mexican prostitute who inspired his novella Tristessa, this volume chronicles Kerouac's often false view of the country while realistically detailing the incidents and individuals that found their way into hi prose.

2014. 120 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0816680658. $17.95. Paper. University Of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis, Minn., (612) 627-1970 www.upress.umn.edu/

Mental Floss Presents: Be Amazing

by Maggie Koerth-Baker (Author), Will Pearson (Author), Mangesh Hattikudur (Author)

What good are the world's greatest geniuses if you can't muddy their shoulder pads and use their accomplishments as a step stool? Mental Floss has combed through every success story in history to deliver this ultimate how-to guide for climbing your way to greatness. …

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