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Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.Photo by USGov (National Archives) [Public domain],... show more



Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.Photo by USGov (National Archives) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: March 12, 1922
Died: October 21, 1969
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Misericordia
Misericordia rated it 12 months ago
Not sure if this is going to remain a DNF, or what...The book is unreadable and in places plain incoherent. Some of the imagery is nauseating while some is beautiful, daunting and well-felt out. And I have to admit that I can't help hating the stupid protagonists without a single healthy brain cell ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
One of the main reasons that I decided to read this book, other than the fact that it happens to be a modern classic, is because I was reading an article in a Christian magazine that was complaining about how this book, and the motor car in general, is responsible for the promiscuous, permissive, an...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 2 years ago
And I saw how everybody dies and nobody's going to care. I felt how it is to live just so you can die like a bull trapped in a screaming human ring.Το απόσπασμα δίνει ακριβώς τον τόνο της μελαγχολίας που διατρέχει όλα τα διηγήματα της συγκεκριμένης συλλογής. Με την επιθυμία της φυγής, του ταξιδιού, ...
Booklife of Bia
Booklife of Bia rated it 2 years ago
I liked some parts of Kerouac's signature novel more than others, but unlike a lot of other Readers have put it in their comments, I wouldn't consider it that bad a story. I admit that sometimes, the story got quite lengthy and I really felt for the old aunt always being tricked into giving "Sal" m...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it 3 years ago
Another trip back and forth across America. Really not sure why this was ranked as a must read. Character goes back and forth with friends across the US, then goes to Mexico.
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