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Jack kerouac, born in 1922, was a pioneer of modern thought he coined the term beat generation and was friends with the beat poet allen ginsberg (kaplan) jack rebelled against america's materialistic view of time, which he thought was caused by capitalism jack sought personal meaning. Life, lifestyle, marriage 1363 words | 4 pages open document essay on jack kerouac s on the road essay on jack kerouac s on the road. Written out of anger and exasperation, kerouac's final essay expressed the sentiments of a shell of a man who had become jaded and burned out by a wild, passionate life that had been marked by great successes and equally tremendous tragedy, especially in his later years. Kerouac's life is ultimately a tragedy he had so much intelligence, so much talent, and he wasted more of that gift than he used in the months before his death, he had begun a tentative return to the church.
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Jean-louis lebris de kerouac (born march 12, 1922 - died october 21, 1969), better known as jack kerouac, was an american author and poethe was part of the beat generation movement of writers and artists of the 1950s and 1960s, and gave the movement its name. Jack kerouac endured a childhood tragedy in the summer of 1926, when his beloved older brother gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of 9 drowning in grief, the kerouac family embraced their catholic faith more deeply. Unfortunately, johnson was apparently refused permission to quote at length from the journals and working drafts among kerouac's papers the result is a life in paraphrase advertisement. Life is great, and few can put the zest and candor and sadness and humor of it on paper more interestingly than kerouac — san francisco examiner on on the road about the author.
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Jack kerouac in the beginning jack kerouac lived a wild and exciting life outside the realm of everyday normal american life though on the road and the dharma bums were kerouac's only commercial sucesses, he was a man who changed american literature and pop-culture. Jack kerouac was a free thinker, visionary, philosopher, rebel, co-founder of the beat generation with an insatiable wanderlust and perpetual love for the unknown and adventure he lived, and like many of us today, questioned life, questioned his existence his life was a series of passion and. On the road quotes ― jack kerouac, on it never occurs to you that life is serious and that there are people trying to make something decent out of it. Jack kerouac biography - a pioneer and icon of the beat generation, jack kerouac was an american novelist and poet best known for his broad vision and influential work.
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