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  • Arden Kuhlman Riordan

    Jack Kerouac by photographer Tom Palumbo, circa 1956. Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac (1922 – 1969) was an American novelist and poet. His books include 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. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Many of of Kerouac's books were published by Grove Press.

  • Lacin Boyvadaoglu

    #JackKerouac, 1956

  • Yves Deligne

    “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”

  • Penny Lambright

    1950s fashion - Google Search

  • Raymond Hanson

    85 Wise Jack Kerouac Quotes For Millennials Who Are Trying To Find Themselves | Thought Catalog

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Jack Kerouac is the patron saint of every starry-eyed, born-too-late, wanderlusty hipster scribe who falls in love with the poetry and visionary power of their own inner voice. I may be old and crusty now, but I once fell under Kerouac’s spell and spilled my guts unedited into long rambling prose-poems on existential bliss and tantric Buddhist bebop.

jack kerouac with a cat. 1965 photo by jerry bauer.

Jack Kerouac and his collection of books. (Source: predatorywaspobserver, via amandaonwriting)

Famous Notebooks: Jack Kerouac. Entry reads: “Ginsberg — intelligent enuf, interested in the outward appearance & pose of great things, intelligent enuf to know where to find them, but once there he acts like Jerry Newman, the photographer anxious to be photographed photographing —— Ginsberg wants to run his hand up the backs of people, for this he gives and seldom takes — He is also a mental screwball..."

I read at Jack Kerouac's 90th birthday celebration at the Beat Museum in San Francisco. Was so much fun! I met an artist recently who met Jack. Said they met at a bar. I'm not surprised!

"Jack Kerouac" born Jean-Louis Kerouac, March 12, 1922, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA and died October 21, 1969, St. Petersburg, Florida at age 47. An American novelist, poet, and painter.

jack kerouac..."“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” On the Road

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