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Jack Kerouac, Peter Orlovsky, William S. Burroughs, late March 1957, shortly after Allen & Peter had arrived from the US. Kerouac was soon to leave for travels in Europe, and Allen & Peter would stay on in Tangier till June. (c) Allen Ginsberg Estate.
Jack Kerouac - 12.03.1922 - 21.10.1969 - 45 years today since his death... In 1969, at age 47, Kerouac died from internal bleeding due to long-term alcohol abuse. 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.
“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.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road