Jack Kerouac

(12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969 / Lowell, Massachusetts)

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Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. His writings have inspired other writers, including Ken Kesey, Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder, Richard Brautigan, Curtis Meanor, Thomas Pynchon, Lester Bangs, Tom Robbins, Will Clarke, Ben Gibbard, Haruki Murakami, Jacquelyn Landgraf. Kerouac became an underground celebrity and, with other beats, a progenitor of the hippie movement, ... more »

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  • ''It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.''
    Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), U.S. author. quoted in New York Journal-American (Dec. 8, 1960).
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  • ''All of life is a foreign country.''
    Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), U.S. author. Letter, June 24, 1949. The Beat Vision: A Primary Sourcebook, eds. Arthur Knight and Kit Knight (1987).
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  • Michael Walker (7/31/2019 12:17:00 AM)

    Kerouac's best poem I have read is 'In Vain'.

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  • M Asim Nehal (2/25/2019 12:53:00 PM)

    A wonderful poet who wrote fantastic haikus. I admire his poems.

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  • edhen (9/21/2018 6:05:00 AM)

    What is the interpretation for this?

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  • A Realist (4/22/2018 12:24:00 PM)

    I for one did not like his haiku's, as they were meaningless and not in proper haiku format.

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  • Anthony MVHS (3/12/2018 10:26:00 PM)

    Stand Gang.....Period🗿

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  • Dj Strampe (2/20/2018 1:15:00 PM)

    My favorite poem of his has got to be Snow In My Shoe, it really spoke to me. The intensity of the words were fantastic and the whole poem was just really relatable.

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