Who is Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (/ˈkɛruæk/; 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 ...
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Jack Kerouac Poems

  • One Flower
    One flower
    on the cliffside
    Nodding at the canyon
    ...
  • On Tears
    Tears is the break of my brow,
    The moony tempestuous
    Sitting downIn dark railyards
    When to see my motherâ??s face ...
  • Bus East
    Society has good intentions Bureaucracy is like a friend
    5 years ago - other furies other losses -

    America's ...
  • Daydreams For Ginsberg
    I lie on my back at midnight
    hearing the marvelous strange chime
    of the clocks, and know it's mid-
    night and in that instant the whole ...
  • How To Meditate
    -lights out-
    fall, hands a-clasped, into instantaneous
    ecstasy like a shot of heroin or morphine,
    the gland inside of my brain discharging ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Jack Kerouac

City 7 Good 5 Haiku 4 Time 4 Heaven 4 Life 4 Rain 4 Mind 4 Brown 3 Love 3


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  • Irishlittimes: on the life and works of jack kerouac, “king of the beats”
  • R_bcustomtruck: "nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever on the road." - jack kerouac
  • Theworkingworl1: “the only truth is music.” ― jack kerouac (submissions below please)
  • Geiselie: “maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.” — jack kerouac
  • Theecyberbully: hot literary take: jack kerouac was a mediocre writer who exploited taboo topics on a superficial level
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Lycidas
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In this Monody the author bewails a learned Friend, unfortunately
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then in their height.


Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more,
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