Those Amazing Humans, Second Series, #16, Jack Kerouac

Posted: July 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Wikipedia: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.[2] Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. Kerouac 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.[3]
In 1969, at age 47, Kerouac died from internal bleeding due to long term abuse of alcohol. Since his death Kerouac’s literary prestige has grown and several previously unseen works have been published. All of his books are in print today, among them: On the Road, Doctor Sax, The Dharma Bums, Mexico City Blues, The Subterraneans, Desolation Angels, Visions of Cody, The Sea is My Brother, and Big Sur.

I don’t know much about Kerouac other than the thirty or so pages I read of “Dharma Bums” and the fact that if you have a dog-eared paperback of “On The Road” sticking out of your back pocket you will be accessorizing COOL. But I do know someone who does, poet, critic, novelist, book-binder, block printer, Pat Nolan. Here is a link to his recent contribution to Poetry Flash zine entitled “The Quantum of Kerouac”
http://poetryflash.org/features/?p=NOLAN-The_Quantum_of_Kerouac

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