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Jack Kerouac


(Jean-Louis Kerouac)
USA flag (1922 - 1969)

Jack Kerouac was born in 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the youngest of three children in a French-Canadian family. Having left college, he joined the merchant marines and began the restless wanderings that were to continue for the greater part of his life. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. On the Road, although written in 1951 (in a few hectic days on a scroll of newsprint), was not published until 1957 - it made him one of the most controversial and best-known writers of his time. Publication of his many other books, among them The Subterraneans, Doctor Sax and Desolation Angels, followed. Jack Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of forty-seven.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
Novels
   The Town and the City (1950)
   On the Road (1957)
   The Dharma Bums (1958)
   The Subterraneans (1958)
   Dr Sax (1959)
   Maggie Cassidy (1959)
   Lonesome Traveller (1960)
   Tristessa (1960)
   Big Sur (1962)
   Visions of Gerard (1963)
   Desolation Angels (1965)
   Satori in Paris (1966)
   The Vanity of Duluoz (1968)
   Visions of Cody (1972)
   Some of the Dharma (1995)
   Orpheus Emerged (2000)
   And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks (2008) (with William S Burroughs)
   The Sea is My Brother (2011)
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Collections
   Mexico City Blues (242 Choruses) (poems) (1959)
   Book of Dreams (1961)
   Scattered Poems (poems) (1971)
   Atop an Underwood (1987)
   The Scripture of the Golden Eternity (poems) (1994)
   Book of Haikus (poems) (2003)
   Mexico City Blues (poems) (2014)
   Old Angel Midnight (poems) (2016)
   The Unknown Kerouac (2016)
   Desolation Peak (2022)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Pic (1971)
   The Haunted Life (2014)
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