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Jack Kerouac
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Letter (24 June 1949), published in The Beat Vision: A Primary Sourcebook (1987) edited by Arthur Knight and Kit Knight
Jack Kerouac
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Road novels 1957-1960 (2007 edition), Hubsta Ltd
Jack Kerouac
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Letter to Alan Harrington (1949) published in Kerouac: Selected Letters: Volume 1 1940-1956 (1996)
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Some of the Dharma (1997)


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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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