Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American novelist and poet who influenced generations of writers. He is recognized for his style of spontaneous prose and for his being a pioneer of the Beat Generation.
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American novelist and poet who influenced generations of writers. He is recognized for his style of spontaneous prose and for his being a pioneer of the Beat Generation. See less
The following is a personality profile of Jack Kerouac based on his work.
Jack Kerouac is boisterous, unconventional and genial.
He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, Jack Kerouac is also content: he is content with his level of accomplishment and does not feel the need to set ambitious goals.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for self-expression.
Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them. He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done.
After reading the memoirs of Helen Weaver 'The Awakener: A Memoir of Kerouac" and Joyce Johnson (Glassman) "Minor Characters", I wanted to read Kerouac's novel "Desolation Angels". Kerouac had a ... Read More
Jack Kerouac (1922 -- 1969) painstakingly wrote "The Sea is my Brother", his first novel, in longhand in 1943 at the age of 21. The book predates by seven years "The Town and the City" (1950), ... Read More
Kerouac's novel "The Subterraneans" is based on a summer love affair between Kerouac and a young black woman in New York City in 1953. The setting of the story was moved to San Francisco at the ... Read More
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