Jack Kerouac Biography

Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian heritage. 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 method of spontaneous prose. Thematically, his work covers topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. He became an underground celebrity and, with other beats, a progenitor of the hippie movement, although he remained antagonistic toward some of its politically radical elements.

In 1969, at age 47, Kerouac died from internal bleeding due to long-term alcohol abuse. Since his death Kerouac's literary prestige has grown and several previously unseen works have been published. All of his books are in print today, among them: The Town and the City, On the Road, Doctor Sax, The Dharma Bums, Mexico City Blues, The Subterraneans, Desolation Angels, Visions of Cody, The Sea Is My Brother, and Big Sur. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jack Kerouac
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Novelist, Poet, Painter, Screenwriter, Actor
Ethnicity:
French Canadian
Religion:
Buddhism, Catholicism
Date of Birth:
March 12, 1922
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
October 21, 1969
Age at Death:
47
Cause of Death:
Cirrhosis
Marriages
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