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Desolation Angels (1965)

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Born: March 12, 1922

Died: October 21, 1969 (aged 47)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist, poet, painter

Bio: 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. Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel.

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Our true hearts are forever lonely: A wistfulness is in our thought: Our lights are like the dawns which only Seem bright to us and yet are not.

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