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  Jack Kerouac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kerouac's novel is often described as the defining work of the post-World War II Beat Generation and Kerouac came to be called "the king of the beat generation," a term that he never felt comfortable with, and once observed I'm not a beatnik, I'm a Catholic.
Kerouac is considered by some as the "King of the Beatniks" as well as the "Father of the Hippies".
Kerouac was "locked in the Cold War and the first Asian debacle" in "the gray, chill, militaristic silence, [...] the intellective void [...] the spiritual drabness".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jack_Kerouac   (3320 words)

 Author Profile: Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Kerouac, in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 12, 1922.
Jack Kerouac is generally seen as one of the great writers of his generation, but what is truly amazing is the fact that he was and has become much more than that.
Kerouac was a man blessed with a lucid vision of life whose flip-side of vulnerability and sensitivity was to lead him through a series of breakdowns in his lifetime.
www.teenreads.com /authors/au-kerouac-jack.asp   (577 words)

 Jack Kerouac - Wikipédia
Jack Kerouac (12 mars 1922 - 21 octobre 1969) est un écrivain et poète américain qui compta parmi les membres les plus importants du mouvement de la Génération Beat en littérature.
Jack Kerouac a passé la majeure partie de sa vie d'adulte partagé entre les grands espaces américains et l'appartement de sa mère à New York.
Jack Kerouac écrit Sur la route (On the Road) en trois semaines dans de longues sessions de «prose spontanée» et crée un style d'écriture totalement personnel.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jack_Kerouac   (1324 words)

 Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the third child of working-class French-Canadian èmigrés.
Kerouac felt his role as a spokesman for the beat generation something of a burden, but occasionally participated to the cross-country adventures.
Jack Kerouac was among the first - perhaps the first - who coined the phrase 'the beat generation', source of the word 'beatnik'.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /kerouac.htm   (1509 words)

 The Beat Page - Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts.
As the author of the infamous novel, On the Road, Kerouac became a leader and a spokesperson for the Beat Movement.
Kerouac, along with other notable writers and artists such as Ginsberg, Corso, Burroughs and Snyder led the lifestyles celebrated by his novels and were all writers of the Beat Generation whose influence on American Literature is of notable importance.
www.rooknet.com /beatpage/writers/kerouac.html   (777 words)

 Internet Obituary Network: Jack Kerouac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jack Kerouac, popular writer of the beat generation, died at the age of 47 October 20, 1969.
Kerouac later published his chronicled journey in "The Town and the City." He planned another, written in a different style, one of spontaneous prose, to be called "On the Road." It was to be written in three weeks under a Benzedrine-induced rush.
Kerouac was launched into fame as a Beat icon, but fell into a decline, binging, drinking, and drugging much more.
www.obits.com /kerouac.html   (358 words)

 The Scroll Of Jack Kerouac LiteraryTraveler.com
Jack Kerouac was born in 1922, and was originally known for his athletic abilities carving out an impressive football career at his high school in Lowell, Massachusetts and then by receiving a scholarship to attend Columbia University in 1940.
Kerouac's On The Road manuscript is a 120-foot long scroll consisting of a series of single-spaced typed twelve-foot long rolls of paper that have been scotched taped together.
Upon her death in 1990, the archives were passed on to her brother John, who, along with his son Tony, became the executors of the Jack Kerouac estate.
www.literarytraveler.com /literary_articles/jack_kerouac_scroll.aspx   (1622 words)

 NPR : Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Present at the Creation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jack Kerouac, fueled by inspiration, coffee and Benzedrine, sat down at his typewriter and in one burst of creative energy wrote the novel that would make him the voice of his generation.
She says Kerouac was always on the lookout for material, which he would record in a tiny notebook until he slowed down enough to pull the fragments together.
Kerouac didn't like all the attention that was focused on the faster aspects of his life: the speed of his writing, the music he listened to, the overnight success.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/ontheroad   (1532 words)

 LitKicks: Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Kerouac, a French-Canadian child on March 12, 1922 in working-class Lowell, Massachusetts.
Kerouac's father, a printer and well-known local businessman, began to suffer financial difficulties, and started gambling in the hope of restoring prosperity to the household.
Kerouac had already begun writing a novel, stylistically reminiscent of Thomas Wolfe, about the torments he was suffering as he tried to balance his wild city life with his old-world family values.
www.litkicks.com /People/JackKerouac.html   (1386 words)

 Jack Kerouac's words stand up to time
Kerouac revised and retyped it over the next month, but it would be six years before the manuscript was published.
Kerouac was living in Orlando, in a College Park cottage with a tin-roofed porch, for much of 1957.
Kerouac died an alcoholic in 1969 at the age of 47.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/091197/jack.htm   (517 words)

 Jack Kerouac And The Satori Highway LiteraryTraveler.com
Kerouac used this spontaneous prosody to reflect the highway driving speed, the drug and booze blitzkrieg, and the hot bop jazz that all came together to thrust him again and again across the American highway.
Kerouac sought to show two men on a journey of the soul, a religious quest for God and reason in an age heavy with the apocalyptic fear of nuclear war and America's quest for homogeneity.
Sal (Jack Kerouac) and Dean (Neal Cassady) were trying to break loose from the military industrial culture and cold war conformity of mid-century America.
www.literarytraveler.com /kerouac/jackkerouac.htm   (1315 words)

 Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac s'occupa alors entre la marine et ses amis de l'université : Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs,...
Kerouac rend parfaitement dans ses ouvrages la nostalgie des grands espaces.
Kerouac le clochard céleste, lampant sa gnôle à même le goulot et scandant ses blues à l'escale de la grande-route avait été la star numéro un du mouvement beat qu'une Amérique un peu effarouchée avait vu exploser en 1955-57.
aubry.free.fr /kerouac.htm   (1024 words)

 Critical Thinkers :: Jack Kerouac Resources
Born Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac in Lowell, MA on March 12; third child of Gabrielle and Leo Kerouac, French-Canadian immigrants to New England.
Jack Kerouac and the "Beat Generation", a coast to coast trip down the legendary highway [Route 66], in the footsteps of the beatniks.
This Kerouac bibliography is compiled by searching the Amazon.com bookstore for the Author, "Jack Kerouac." You can get a bibliography of books about Kerouac.
www.synaptic.bc.ca /ejournal/kerouac.htm   (674 words)

 American Authors
The university arranged for a scholarship, and Kerouac arrived on the Morningside Heights campus in the fall of 1940.
Jack was pleased by his triumph and proud of the departure he had made from "previous American Lit." "I really wrote a great book," he assured Cassady in one letter; in another he promised: "I won't get the screwing Melville got"--referring to the great 19th century writer who had labored through life in obscurity.
Jack grew estranged from Neal who was involved in the counterculture as a member of the "Merry Pranksters," a group who drove around San Francisco in a bus painted in psychedelic colors.
www.americanlegends.com /authors/kerouac.html   (1354 words)

 Jack Kerouac LiteraryTraveler.com
On the road tracing the steps of Jack Kerouac, along with a look at his estate controversy, and sale of his scroll.
In 1957, Jack Kerouac, a French Canadian kid from the mill-town of Lowell, Massachusetts, published his second novel, On the Road, and became an instant celebrity.
Jack Kerouac is known in the popular imagination as the harbinger of the Beat movement - a free-wheeling spirit who 'hit the road' in search of a good time and the meaning of life and in the process developed a blazing new literary style.
www.literarytraveler.com /kerouacindex.htm   (247 words)

 PAL: Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
Hipkiss, Robert A. Jack Kerouac, prophet of the new romanticism: a critical study of the published works of Kerouac and a comparison of them to those of J. Salinger, James Purdy, John Knowles, and Ken Kesey.
"Kerouac among the Fallahin: On the Road to the Postmodern." Modern Fiction Studies 41.2 (Sum 1995): 265-83.
The spontaneous poetics of Jack Kerouac: a study of the fiction.
www.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap10/kerouac.html   (404 words)

 Jack Kerouac [1922-1969] at Maison d'Être Beatnik Coffeehouse
Jack made a deal to teach Neal how to write, in exchange for Neal teaching Jack how to drive; various trips across America followed, though Jack usually let others drive the car.
Jack was present, and heard Ginsberg's epic "Howl" recited publicly for the first time.
In 1968, Jack and his mother and his wife moved back to St. Petersburg, where Jack died 21 October 1969 of 'an abdominal hemorrhage due to alcoholism'; he was buried in Lowell, with 'He Honored Life' on his tombstone.
www.genordell.com /stores/maison/jack.htm   (737 words)

 Amazon.com: The Jack Kerouac Collection: Music: Jack Kerouac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I'm a Kerouac fan so am a bit biased, but of course, due to his "unedited" style he wrote lots of bad stuff and much of his work is difficult to read.
Jack Kerouac is not my favorite "Beat" writer...that goes to Lawrence Ferlinghetti...but Jack has a style that many have tried and have successfully failed to imitate.
Jack Kerouac is one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, and I beleive he also has one of the best voices.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000032RQ?v=glance   (1624 words)

 Amazon.com: On the Road: Books: Jack Kerouac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jack Kerouac eventually became an alcoholic and died an early death, but I'm personally grateful for this book he left behind and the experience of reading it.
In Kerouac's book, which was completed in 1952 and published in 1957, he originates the term 'beat generation'-a generation that he and his contemporaries, most notably Allen Ginsburg and William S. Burroughs, had embarked on themselves and chronicled in their classic works of fiction and poetry.
Jack Kerouac's seminal work still resonates nearly fifty years after its original publication because the writing is still quite ripe with human insight and attitudes that have changed little when it comes to seizing the day.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140042598?v=glance   (2843 words)

 Jazz/Jerry Jazz Musician/David Amram discusses Jack Kerouac in an exclusive interview with Jerry Jazz Musician
Kerouac and the rest of us would say, "By your works, ye shall be known." A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Jack didn't want to associate himself with that because he felt it was betraying that generation of kids who were being led by a bunch of opportunists, and he correctly saw that today's fashionable media star revolutionary becomes tomorrow's Wall Street broker, which is what happened to a lot of the people during that time.
Jack, in spite of all his health problems and his drinking, was really serious about the ideals he believed in, which included a life long spiritual search, a universal compassion for all people, and a deep respect and appreciation for the country that had given he and his family beautiful opportunities.
www.jerryjazzmusician.com /mainHTML.cfm?page=amram.html   (4610 words)

 The Kerouac Project of Orlando   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Kerouac House, as it has come to be known, is now a living, literary tribute to one of the great American writers of the twentieth century.
But the home represents a critical juncture in Kerouac's life, when he made the transition from a 35-year-old nobody writer, to the bard of the Beat Generation.
The Jack Kerouac Writers in Residence Project of Orlando, Inc. is working to further Kerouac's legacy in Orlando, where he was living when On the Road was published.
www.kerouacproject.org   (262 words)

 Jack Kerouac - bio and links
Jack Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Kerouac, a French-Canadian child in working-class Lowell, Massachusetts.
Like Kurt Cobain, another counter-culture celebrity who seemed to be truly (as opposed to fashionably) miserable, Kerouac expressed his unhappiness nakedly in his art and was not taken seriously.
An interesting Kerouac tribute CD called 'Kicks Joy Darkness', featuring musical experiments by people like Lee Ranaldo, Patti Smith, Robert Hunter, Joe Strummer and many others can be sampled here.
www.beatmuseum.org /kerouac/jackkerouac.html   (1449 words)

 Film: Jack Kerouac - LOWELL BLUES words of Jack Kerouac
The film is excerpted from Kerouac's novel, Dr. Sax that is set in his hometown.
Kerouac's text speaks to the 1930's in which he grew up.
By using both archival and contemporary footage, Lowell Blues melds modern experiences together with Kerouac's childhood to create a timeless sense of place.
www.artsgloucester.com /ferriniproductions/jackkerouac.html   (284 words)

 Poet: Jack Kerouac - All poems of Jack Kerouac
Born Jean-Louis Kerouac, on March 12, 1922 in working-class Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac was of French-Canadian decent.
The youngest of three children, he was heartbroken when his older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of nine.
In an interview in Playboy, June 1959, Kerouac explained the origin of the label "Beat Generation": "John Clellon Holmes...
www.poemhunter.com /jack-kerouac/poet-23198   (372 words)

 COSMIC BASEBALL ASSOCIATION-Jack Kerouac Chronology Plate
It is an attempt to build a chronology of events related to Jack Kerouac's life and work.
Kerouac is considered the "father" of the Beat Generation.
Jack Kerouac also plays leftfield for the Dharma Beats, a cosmic baseball team competing in the Overleague.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /jkchrono.html   (5776 words)

 Jack Kerouac Haiku
Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free of all poetic trickery and make a little picture and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi Pastorella." Jack Kerouac Early morning yellow flowers, thinking about the drunkards of Mexico.
Jack Kerouac wrote these haiku in Northport in 1964 at the home of the artist Stanley Twardowicz who was also a good friend of his.
Kerouac had been living in Northport for some time and it is fortunate that these rare haiku have been recorded and kept.
users.rcn.com /jhudak.interport/Jack.html   (742 words)

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