10 Wild Jack Kerouac Quotes for When You’re On the Road

10 Wild Jack Kerouac Quotes for When You’re On the Road

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Jack Kerouac was a famous American novelist of French-Canadian descent, born in 1922 and dying in 1969. Considered a literary iconoclast, he was a pioneer of the Beat Generation, his works covering themes such as Buddhism, Catholic spirituality, jazz, and promiscuity. Some of his well known novels include Desolation Angels ,Mexico City Blues, The Dharma Burns, and, most famously, On the Road.  Kerouac’s literary prestige has grown since his death, his previously unseen works being published posthumously. To celebrate his birthday, here are ten quotes from Kerouac’s all too short career.       1. “The fact that everybody in the world dreams every night …

10 Wild Jack Kerouac Quotes for When You're On the Road

10 Wild Jack Kerouac Quotes for When You're On the Road

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Jack Kerouac was a famous American novelist of French-Canadian descent, born in 1922 and dying in 1969. Considered a literary iconoclast, he was a pioneer of the Beat Generation, his works covering themes such as Buddhism, Catholic spirituality, jazz, and promiscuity. Some of his well known novels include Desolation Angels ,Mexico City Blues, The Dharma Burns, and, most famously, On the Road.  Kerouac’s literary prestige has grown since his death, his previously unseen works being published posthumously. To celebrate his birthday, here are ten quotes from Kerouac’s all too short career.       1. “The fact that everybody in the world dreams every night …

Check out These 7 Photos of Famous Authors’ Diaries

Check out These 7 Photos of Famous Authors’ Diaries

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Lets face it, it’s really wrong to read someone else’s diary. It crosses all sorts of boundaries that you don’t want to cross. It also makes you completely untrustworthy and kind of a piece of shit, unless of course the diary belongs to one of our favourite authors. Then it’s totally okay.   The main difference between diary entires written before the great wave of Facebook and Twitter and those written after is that before people started offloading every little detail of their lives onto their public profiles, writers actually wrote concisely what they really feel into their diary. It wasn’t a …

Jack Kerouac Spent Two Nights in Jail for His Involvement in the Murder that Rocked the Beat Generation

Jack Kerouac Spent Two Nights in Jail for His Involvement in the Murder that Rocked the Beat Generation

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Jack Kerouac, key player of the Beat Generation, famed for his revolutionary writing style, his bohemian lifestyle, so lauded for works like On the Road, that everything from his original manuscripts to his clothing and personal effects are on display at the Beat Museum in San Francisco. He also served jail time for his role in the disposal of a weapon which had been used by his friend Lucien Carr to kill someone.    Jack Kerouac | Image Via The Daily Beast   The killing of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr has been described as “the original sin” of the …