Jack Kerouac
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"Jack Kerouac" was an American novelist and poet.

He is considered a literary Iconoclasm/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 Beat Generation/beats, a progenitor of the History of the hippie movement /hippie movement, although he remained antagonistic toward some of its politically radical Counterculture of the 1960s/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 (novel)/Desolation Angels, Visions of Cody, The Sea Is My Brother, and Big Sur (novel)/Big Sur.

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