kerouac kerouac  /ˈkɛ ru æk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) United States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969)

News

  1. Sale Puts Price on Peek Inside the Literary Mind

    Two collections of letters are currently up for sale by a prestigious New York dealer in literary artifacts. A correspondence between "On the Road" author Jack Kerouac and his college friend, is priced at $1.25 million. What amounts to a biography in letters by and to the British novelist Virginia Woolf is for sale at $4 million.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. Celebrating Allen Ginsberg and his photographs

    The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is hosting photographs taken by one of the most visionary writers of his generation, Allen Ginsberg. From 1953 until 1963 he made numerous, often exuberant portraits of himself and his friends, including the Beat writers William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, and Jack Kerouac. Eager to record “certain moments in eternity” as he wrote ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: KTVU

Quotes

  • "The rock 'n' roll generation sure picked up on Kerouac's book, but it was definitely not a rock 'n' roll book, and Jack was definitely not a rock 'n' roller," says Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz, who has written often about Dylan....
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: Sean Wilentz Source: Forbes

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