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Jack Kerouac


Jack Kerouac’s best known work is his novel, On The Road, that depicts the kinds of spontaneous road trips he and his friends took across mid-century America.
  U.S. writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969)
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"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..."
 
Jack Kerouac, On The Road, 1957
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  • Jack Kerouac’s best known work is his novel, On The Road, that depicts the kinds of spontaneous road trips he and his friends took across mid-century America.
  • The 131 only famous writer I’d ever come close to almost meeting was Jack Kerouac, who’d spent some time on the Langley farm, about three miles from my home.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • It’s On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Chaucer says so, as do John Bunyan, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Robert Frost, Jack Kerouac, Tom Robbins, Easy Rider, Thelma and Louise.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • San Francisco was where Sal Paradise, the hero of Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, repeatedly gravitated in his hitchhiking journeys across the country.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Jack Kerouac presents himself as a free spirit performing automatic writing, but there’s a lot of evidence that this Ivy Leaguer (Columbia) did a lot of revising and polishing—and reading of quest tales—before his manuscript of On the Road (1957) got typed on one long roll of paper.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Jack Kerouac [8] , hippie [2] , bohemian [4] , beatnik [7] , Allen Ginsberg [8] , Langston Hughes [8] , Beat Generation [9] , Mark Twain [4] , Washington Irving [5] , Ernest Hemingway [6] , James Baldwin [7] , Upton Sinclair [7] , Arthur Miller [8] , F. Scott Fitzgerald [8] , Herman Melville [8] , Jack London [8] , John Steinbeck [8] , Joseph Conrad [8] , Langston Hughes [8] , Mary Shelley [8] , Nathaniel Hawthorne [8] , Ray Bradbury [8] , William Faulkner [8] , Anton Chekhov [9] , Edith Wharton [9] , J.D. Salinger [9] , James Fenimore Cooper [9] , Tennessee Williams [9] , Willa Cather [9]
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