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 (kĕr′o͞o-ăk′), Jack Originally Jean-Louis Kerouac. 1922-1969.
American writer whose autobiographical novels, such as On the Road (1957) and The Dharma Bums (1958), embody the values of the Beat Generation.
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(Biography) Jack, real name Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. 1922–69, US novelist and poet of the Beat Generation. His works include On the Road (1957) and Big Sur (1962)
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Jack (Jean-Louis Lefris de Kérouac), 1922–69, U.S. novelist.
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Noun1.Kerouac - United States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969)
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Jack Kerouac and the Traditions of Classic and Modern Haiku
National service officers like Bryan Kerouac and Russell Ste.
Set over five days in the life of a death-obsessed teenager, Jacked Up is snappy and clever, wrapping Jack Kerouac's On the Road and spiritual beliefs around a coming-of-age story with themes of friendship, acceptance, and mourning.
For example, Burroughs had significant objections to Buddhist philosophy, while Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac both devoted considerable time to studying Buddhist history and texts.
Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory, by Hassan Melehy.
The book charts the influence of French writers and French cultural movements, such as Surrealism and Situationism, on the early Beat circle of William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac, who were originally connected through the French language and French literature.
An evening of theater, comedy, readings and storytelling featuring George Walker and Brian Hassett; Walker, a founding member of the Merry Pranksters, will be reading from his chapbook "Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind"; Hassett will be reading from his book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac"; both will portray Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, reading from sections of "On the Road." Donation requested at the door.
In contrast, Beat writers such as Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Whalen, and others praises Buddhism for its perceived nondualistic view of reality and criticism of established institutions (Prothero 1991, 208, 216; Seager 1999, 46-61).
In Jack Kerouac's last piece of writing, "After Me, the Deluge," the writer rued his influence on the hippie movement.