from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kerouac, Jack 1922-1969. American writer and a leading figure of the Beat Generation. His primarily autobiographical books include On the Road (1957) and Desolation Angels (1965).

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  • n. United States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969)


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  • His fellow starving writers were beginning to attract fame as the 'Beat Generation,' a label Kerouac had invented years earlier during a conversation with fellow novelist John Clellon Holmes.

    King of the Beat

  • Kerouac is chatting up a woman in a super-tight white dress.

    Travis Nichols: Howl on the Red Carpet

  • It is dangerous to impute "development" in Kerouac's work, since the publication dates and the dates of composition of his books are so much at variance.

    October 2009

  • Wherever people neglect to mow the grass, or curse the car payments, you're in Kerouac's Orlando because they, like him, were once from someplace else.

    February 2007

  • Here's video of the On the Road scroll being unrolled recently for its display in Kerouac's birthplace, Lowell, Mass.

    Rollin, Rollin, Rollin

  • Sampas, reached by phone at his home in Kerouac's native Lowell, Mass., last week, denied Nicosia's allegations.


  • And although Kerouac is American-born, his parents were both Quebecois and he spoke only French until the age of six.

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  • I am tempted to call him a Latin American Kerouac, given his wandering bohemian protagonists with their idiosyncratic literary ideals and often arbitrary itineraries.

    All articles at Blogcritics

  • Millstein’s glowing praise brought the name of Kerouac to the attention of the reading public.

    The Typewriter Is Holy

  • What I remember most of “On the Road” is the cadence – the poetry in Kerouac’s prose that surpassed the poems of his friends, Ferlingetti and Ginsburg. —

    ‘On the Road’ at 50 - ArtsBeat Blog -


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