One of my favourite pics of Jack

Ernest Hemingway taking out all that creative angst on a can.

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“Why do I write?  Because I find life unsatisfactory.” —Tennessee Williams

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On The Road

Jack Kerouac

On March 12, 1922 Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He wrote extensively but is most remembered for his auto-biographical book “On the Road”. It was written on one long continuous scroll in 1951, over 3 substance-filled weeks. Making it possibly one of the most productive benders in history. Today his name is synonymous with the Beat Generation and his “First thought, best thought” style continues to influence writers today. FUN-FACT: English was actually Jack's 2nd language.

Jack Kerouac was actually a native French speaker. His parents were both French Canadian and moved to Lowell, Mass where Jack was born. His Christian name is Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac. Many critics attribute his bizarre ability to write poetic run-on sentences to the fact that English grammar rules weren't as natural to him as French ones. -mcd

Jack Kerouac, Horace Mann High School | "Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac 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."

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Louis Armstrong and Josephine Baker

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Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekov (Gaspara, Rusia,1901)

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