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Jack Kerouac (novelist)


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.

  • also known as Jean-Louis Kerouac, Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac, Jean-Louis de Kerouac, Jean-Louis Incogniteau, John Kerouac, Jack, Ti Jean ("Little John"), Jean-Louis, Memory Babe, Jean Louis Kirouac, Jean-Louis Kérouac, Jean-Louis "Jack" Kérouac
  • born on (93 years ago) in Lowell, child of Leo Alcide Kerouac and Gabrielle-Ange Lévesque
  • ethnicity: French Canadian
  • nationality: United States of America
  • religion: Buddhism, Catholicism
  • education:
  • profession: Novelist, poet, painter, screenwriter, actor
  • member of musical group Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen
  • spouses:
    • Marriage with Edie Parker between and
    • Marriage with Joan Haverty between and
    • Marriage with Stella Kerouac between and (2 years and 11 months)
  • parent of Jan Kerouac
  • died on (45 years ago) in St. Petersburg of cirrhosis
  • genre: Spoken word
  • albums: "The Jack Kerouac Collection", "Legends of the 20th Century", "Poetry for the Beat Generation", "Blues and Haikus", "Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation", "Jack Kerouac Reads On the Road"
  • written works: "The Town and the City", "Desolation Angels", "Visions of Cody", "Lonesome Traveler", "Tristessa", "Doctor Sax", "Mexico City Blues", "The Dharma Bums", "Vanity of Duluoz", "Maggie Cassidy", "On the Road", "The Subterraneans", "Visions of Gerard", "Book of Dreams", "Pic", "And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks", "Book of Sketches", "Satori in Paris", "Big Sur", "Orpheus Emerged", "The Scripture of the Golden Eternity", "Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings", "Good Blonde & Others", "Scattered Poems", "Old Angel Midnight", "Beat Generation", "Empty phantoms", "Road novels 1957-1960", "Vagabundos del Dharma, Los", "Lonseome Traveller", "The Kerouac We Knew", "Los Subterraneos", "Los Vagabundos del Dharma", "The history of bop", "Girl driver", "Traumtagebuch", "Heaven and Other Poems", "The Portable Jack Kerouac", "Ploplop No. 4", "Engel, Kif und neue Länder", "Be- Bop, Bars und weißes Pulver", "La vanidad de los Duluoz", "Excerpts from Visions of Cody", "Pomes all sizes", "Vieil ange de minuit", "Dear Carolyn", "Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters: Volume 2, 1957-1969", "Poemas Dipersos", "Departed angels", "Not long ago joy abounded at Christmas"
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