Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

" <p>Kerouac was born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac, in Lowell, Massachusetts, to a family of Franco-Americans. His parents, Leo-Alcide Kerouac and Gabrielle-Ange Levesque, were natives of the province of Quebec in Canada. Like many other Quebecers of their generation, the Levesques and Kerouacs were part of the Quebec emigration to New England to find employment. Jack didn't start to learn English until the age of six. At home, he and his family spoke Quebec French. At an early age, he was profoundly marked by the death of his elder brother Gerard, later prompting him to write the book Visions of Gerard.</p> <p>In 1950 his first novel was published, under the name ""John Kerouac"". Unlike Kerouac's later work which establish his Beat style, ""The Town and the City"" is heavily influenced by Kerouac's reading of Thomas Wolfe.</p> <p>Kerouac wrote constantly, but did not publish his next novel, On the Road, until 1957. Narrated from the point of view of the character Sal Paradise, this mostly autobiographical work of fiction described his roadtrip adventures across the United States and into Mexico with Neal Cassady, the model for Dean Moriarty in the book. In a way, the story is an offspring of Mark Twain's classic Huckleberry Finn, though in On the Road the narrator (Sal Paradise) is twice Huck's age, and Kerouac's story is set in the America of about a hundred years after. The novel is often described as the defining work of the post-World War II jazz, poetry, and drug affected Beat Generation; it made Kerouac ""the king of the beat generation."" Using Benzedrine and coffee, Kerouac wrote the entire novel in only three weeks in an extended session of spontaneous prose, his original writing style, heavily influenced by Jazz (especially Bebop), and later Buddhism. Kerouac was hailed as a major American writer, and reluctantly as the voice of the Beat Generation. His fame would come as an unmanageable surge that would ultimately be his undoing.</p> <p>His friendship with Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Gregory Corso, among others, defined a generation. Kerouac also wrote and narrated a ""Beat"" movie titled Pull My Daisy in 1958. In 1954, Kerouac discovered Dwight Goddard's A Buddhist Bible at the San Jose Library, which then marked the beginning of his studies of Buddhism and his own personal quest for enlightenment.</p> <p>He died on October 21, 1969 at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, from an internal hemorrhage caused by cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 47, the unfortunate result of a life of heavy drinking. He was living at the time with his third wife Stella, and his mother Gabrielle. He is buried in his home town of Lowell.</p> Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Jack Kerouac, waaronder het nieuwste boek van Jack Kerouac."

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  • Jack Kerouac
    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780141182674
    • 24 februari 2000
    • 280 pagina's

    On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and… Meer

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  • The Americans
    • Engels
    • Hardcover
    • 9783865215840
    • 09 juni 2008
    • 180 pagina's

    First published in France in 1958, then in the United States in 1959, Robert Franks the Americans changed… Meer

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  • Onderweg
    • Nederlands
    • Paperback
    • 9789403118918
    • 09 juli 2020
    • 336 pagina's

    Zoals er in de jaren twintig van de twintigste eeuw de lost generation is geweest, zo was er in de jaren… Meer

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    • Duits
    • Paperback
    • 9783596118021
    • 01 juli 1991
    • 208 pagina's

    ISBN 9783596118021. Genre: Samenleving, Type boekomslag: Paperback, Taalversie: Duits. Gewicht: 161 g… Meer

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  • Jack Kerouac
    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780241348062
    • 02 augustus 2018
    • 224 pagina's

    Jack Kerouac's classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature A witty,… Meer

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    • Nederlands
    • Paperback
    • 9789492068828
    • 12 maart 2022
    • 280 pagina's

    Op 12 maart 2022 is het honderd jaar geleden dat Jack Kerouac werd geboren. Op die dag verschijnt het… Meer

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  • And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780141189673
    • 06 augustus 2009
    • 224 pagina's

    In alternating chapters that reveal a nascent period in their development as two of the twentieth century's… Meer

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    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780241388945
    • 04 juli 2019
    • 256 pagina's

    'I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday' Freewheeling… Meer

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  • Jack Kerouac
    • Engels
    • Hardcover
    • 9780241552643
    • 03 maart 2022
    • 320 pagina's

    Jack Kerouac's Great American Novel, now in a delightful new Clothbound Classics edition On the Road… Meer

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  • Jack Kerouac
    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780241348079
    • 02 augustus 2018
    • 160 pagina's

    A timeless travelogue from the leading light of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac's Lonesome Traveller… Meer

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  • The Dharma Bums
    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780143039600
    • 05 april 2007
    • 187 pagina's

    Published just one year after On The Road , this is the story of two men enganged in a passionate search… Meer

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  • Jack Kerouac
    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780241348086
    • 02 augustus 2018
    • 192 pagina's

    'Kerouac's grittiest novel ... sensual and uninhibited' The New York Times Driven mad by three years… Meer

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  • Jack Kerouac
    • Engels
    • Paperback
    • 9780141184890
    • 01 maart 2001
    • 192 pagina's

    'The tender and achingly poetic account of a love affair' Lester Bangs, Rolling Stone Leo Percepied,… Meer

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    • Engels
    • E-book
    • 9781839745140
    • 19 mei 2020
    • Adobe ePub

    Book of Dreams is an experimental novel published by Jack Kerouac in 1960, culled from the dream journal… Meer

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    • Nederlands
    • Paperback
    • 9789490338046
    • 64 pagina's

    De beatschrijver Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) is vooral bekend van de roman 'On the Road' (1957), een optimistisch… Meer

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    • Engels
    • E-book
    • 9780988232211
    • 14 december 2012
    • Adobe ePub

    Description of Big Sur Jack Kerouac shot to literary fame in 1957 with the publication of his iconic… Meer

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