Kerouac.net—An introduction to the life and work of Jack Kerouac, and the deep impact he had on our society and culture. JackKerouac.com – The Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities's website is an interactive storehouse and exhibition space dedicated to Jack Kerouac and connected topics.
Apr 14, 2021 · Jack Kerouac was an American writer best known for the novel 'On the Road,' which became an American classic, pioneering the Beat Generation in the 1950s.
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Jack Kerouac. 1922–1969. Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922 to French-Canadian parents in the working-class “Little Canada” neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts, a mill town some 30 miles northwest of Boston. He spoke only French until the age of seven, and his French-Canadian heritage, along with the Roman Catholic ...
Mar 12, 2013 · Jack Kerouac, American novelist, poet, and leader of the Beat movement whose most famous book, On the Road (1957), had broad cultural influence before it was recognized for its literary merits. Learn more about Jack Kerouac, On the Road, and the Beat movement in this article.
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American novelist, poet, and painter most closely associated with the Beat Movement of the 1950s. His most famous works include On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Big Sur, several of which have been adapted into films. In 1959 Kerouac released his collection of poems Mexico City Blues.
- “[...] the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
- “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums.
- “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.” ― Jack Kerouac.
- “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road: the Original Scroll.