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Jack Kerouac

American writer

1922   -   1969

movement: Beat Generation
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Columbia University
occupation: writer, poet, novelist, screenwriter
influenced by: Honoré de Balzac, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Neal Cassady, William S. Burroughs
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Jack Kerouac (; born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent.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.In 1969, at age 47, Kerouac died from an abdominal hemorrhage caused by a lifetime of heavy drinking. Since his death, Kerouac's literary prestige has grown, and several previously unseen works have been published. All of his books are in print today, including The Town and the City, On the Road, Doctor Sax, The Dharma Bums, Mexico City Blues, The Subterraneans, Desolation Angels, Visions of Cody, The Sea Is My Brother, and Big Sur.
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works

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Book of Haikus

book by Jack Kerouac

author: Jack Kerouac

2003

Desolation Angels

novel by Jack Kerouac

author: Jack Kerouac

1965

On the Road

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1957

Vanity of Duluoz

novel by Jack Kerouac

author: Jack Kerouac

1968

Maggie Cassidy

novel by Jack Kerouac

author: Jack Kerouac

1959

The Dharma Bums

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1958

Doctor Sax

novel by Jack Kerouac

author: Jack Kerouac

1959

Tristessa

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1960

The Town and the City

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1950

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