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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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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 10 months ago
Which kinda says it all doesn't it. Well, another hole in the my English degree education filled. The haikus were okay, but I think those were translations.
AZukowski
AZukowski rated it 2 years ago
Another re-read. Still can't get into Kerouac.
Misericordia
Misericordia rated it 3 years 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 4 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, ...
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