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Jack Kerouac - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Jack Kerouac

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Jack Kerouac, author of On the Road; Beat novelist; twentieth century American Literature
Jack Kerouac   (1922 - 1969)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  March 12, 1922
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
 
Died:  October 21, 1969
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
 
Related authors:
Allen Ginsberg, Bob Kaufman, Charles Bukowski, Neal Cassady, Richard Brautigan
 
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Jack Kerouac - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/4/1968     Cassady, Kerouac, Kesey
On this day in 1968 Neal Cassady died, at the age of forty-one. Cassady was not only Jack Kerouac's wheelman on the trips that inspired On the Road but a direct influence on Kerouac's style. Ken Kesey and others who were friendly with, or married to, or driven by, or audience for Cassady all say that "Fastestmanalive" talked and lived as he drove -- at overwhelming rates and to uncertain places.
10/21/1969     Kerouac: Legend or Books?
To cushion the tragic, too-early death, the priest at Jack Kerouac's funeral recalled the biblical story in which two disciples reflect on traveling to Emmaus with Jesus: "Wasn't it like a fire burning in us when He talked to us on the road?" The deification continues, but the books -- all but one -- continue to be unread, prompting some critics to mourn their author as America's "most important unrecognized modern writer."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Big Sur
fiction
 
Desolation Angels
fiction
 
Dharma Bums
fiction
 
Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters 1957-1969
by Ann Charters (Editor), Jack Kerouac
letters
 
Mexico City Blues
poetry
 
On the Road
fiction
 
On the Road
by Jack Kerouac, Narrated by Matt Dillon
audio CD
 
The Subterraneans
fiction
 
Vanity of Duluoz
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America
by Dennis McNally
biography
 
Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958
by Joyce Johnson
letters
 
Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg
by Carolyn Cassady
memoirs
 
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Heavenly Lane
Features a short biographies of Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Michael McClure and others, an extended bibliography of novels and critical works, quotes, photographs, and an extensive collection of links Kerouac and Beat resources.
Internet Public Library
Offers links to literary criticism and analysis, biographical websites, interviews, and other pages concerning the author and his works, including On the Road.
Interview: "Collaborating with Kerouac"
Composer David Amram discusses the publication of his memoirs, Offbeat: Collaborating with Kerouac, his friendship with the Beat writer, and Kerouac's enduring legacy and place in American literary history:

"... he was a tremendously learned person, and to be made a fashion industry pop schlock caricature of being the 'king of the beatniks' was devastating to him. He wanted to be considered along with writers like John Steinbeck, Theodore Dreiser and Thomas Wolfe, as a twentieth century American author who took experiences with his own life, and who held up a mirror to America and the world and said, 'here is who we are.' He was an old fashioned writer in the most complete and beautiful sense, and he knew in his heart the value of his own writing. He was a serious writer and it was very important to him to be appreciated as a writer."
Jack Kerouac at the Blue Neon Alley
A comprehensive index of links to all-things-Kerouac, including biographies, reviews, commentary, interviews, images, audio files, and more. Includes resources in French, German, and Italian.
Kerouac Speaks
Offers short audio samples of Kerouac speaking and singing prose.
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