Jack Kerouac Was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast. He was considered the father of the beat movement Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Bud dhism, drugs, poverty, and travel.
His Life Jack Kerouac was Born on 1922 in Lowell Massachusetts. Kerouac joined the United States Merchant Marine in 1942, and in 1943 joined the United States Navy, but he only served eight days of active duty before arriving on the sick list with a diagnosis of schizoid personality. Later, he lived with his parents in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, after they also moved to New York. He wrote his first novel, The Town and the City, and began the famous On the Road around 1949 while living there.
Publishers rejected On the Road because of its experimental writing style and itssympathetic tone towards minorities and marginalized social groups of post-WarAmerica. Many editors were also uncomfortable with the idea of publishing a book thatcontained what were, for the era, graphic descriptions of drug use and homosexualbehavior.In 1957, after being rejected by several other firms, On the Road was finally purchasedby Viking Press, which demanded major revisions prior to publication.The success of On the Road brought Kerouac instant fame. His celebrity status broughtpublishers desiring unwanted manuscripts which were previously rejected before itspublication.
After Kerouac became famous he continued writing books and also doing movies and a lotof other more projects which he called was the beat generation.On 20 October 1969, Kerouac died because of too much drinking he had hemorrhage andbleed out to death.
Works On the Road - Work that was based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America. It is often considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation that was inspired by jazz, poetry, and drug experiences.The Dharma Bums - This is the sequel from On the road. The book largely concerns duality in Kerouacs life and ideals, examining the relationship that the outdoors, bicycling, mountaineering, hiking and hitchhiking through the West had with his city life of jazz clubs, poetry readings, and drunken parties. Big Sur - The novel departs from Kerouacs previous fictionalized autobiographical series in that the character Duluoz is shown as a popular, published author; Kerouacs previous novels are restricted to depicting Kerouacs days as a bohemian traveler.