Jack Kerouac

Jean-Louis "Jack" Kérouac (/ˈkɛruːæk/ or /ˈkɛrɵæk/; March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) 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.In 1969, at age 47, Kerouac died from internal bleeding due to long-term alcohol abuse.
Posts about Jack Kerouac
  • The Top 100 Books on Facebook

    …, 2.68 percent On the Road, Jack Kerouac, 2.68 percent Lamb, Christopher Moore, 2.58 percent Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut, 2.54 percent A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving, 2.53 percent Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, 2.52 percent The Help, Kathryn Stockett, 2.45 percent The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton, 2.44 percent American Gods, Neil…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 6 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!