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Jack Kerouac

12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969

Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian ancestry.

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.

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January 8, 2023 Edited by sunrisepianomonkey Shortened bio to remove repeated info and make it more than a WP copy; added IDs; added links
January 6, 2023 Edited by bitnapper merge authors
July 1, 2022 Edited by dcapillae remove wrong alternative names
September 30, 2020 Edited by MARC Bot add ISNI
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import