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Jack Kerouac


Who is Jack Kerouac?

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 method of spontaneous prose. Thematically, his work covers topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. He became an underground celebrity and, with other beats, a progenitor of the hippie movement, although he remained antagonistic toward some of its politically radical elements.


  1. "Jack Kerouac" is a book by Barry Miles.
    • also known as "Jack Kerouac, king of the Beats: a portrait"
    • genres: Autobiography, Biography
    • subject: Literary
  2. "Jack Kerouac" is a book by Tom Clark.
    • subjects: Authors, American, United States of America
  3. "Jack Kerouac" is a book by Michael J. Dittman.
    • also known as "Jack Kerouac: a biography"
  4. "Jack Kerouac" is a book by Rod Anstee.
    • also known as "Jack Kerouac: the bootleg era - an annotated list"
  5. "Jack Kerouac" is a book by Robert J. Milewski.
    • also known as "Jack Kerouac: an annotated bibliography of secondary sources, 1944-1979"

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Google previewLiterature After Feminism (2003)

by Rita Felski

Jack Kerouac is an obvious prototype, but there are numerous other examples of the modern American picaresque, from Blue Highways to Housekeeping, from A Confederacy of Dunces to Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.33 Nor is it at all ...

Google previewDictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction (2014)

by M.C. Rintoul

Rexroth Philip Whalen Philip Lamantia Allen Ginsberg Neal Cassady Gary Snyder Jack Kerouac Mary Carney Jack Kerouac Carolyn Cassady Julie Burroughs William S. Burroughs Joan Vollmer Burroughs William Burroughs, Junior William ...

Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

The novelist and poet Jack Kerouac was the leading chronicler and one of the foremost members of the Beat Generation, a group of writers who gained notoriety in the 1950s for countering the prevailing American middle-class culture .

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Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child. (Jack Kerouac)
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