Author: Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (/ˈkɛruːæk/ or /ˈkɛrɵæk/; born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet. 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.

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, Visions of Cody, The Sea Is My Brother, and Big Sur.

  1. The Sea is My Brother (1942; first published in Slovak translation 2010 Bratislava, Slovakia, European Union: Artfórum)

  2. Orpheus Emerged, novella (1944–1945; published 2002)

  3. The Haunted Life and Other Writings, Novel (1944; published 2014)

  4. And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, with William S. Burroughs (1945; published 2008)

  5. The Town and the City (1946–1949; published 1950)

  6. On the Road (1947–1951; published 1957)

  7. (French) La nuit est ma femme written in February-March 1951 in joual (Québécois French), 56 pages, still unpublished.

  8. Visions of Cody (1951–1952; published 1960)

  9. Pic, novella (1951 & 1969; published 1971)

  10. (French) Sur le chemin written in decembre 1952 in joual (Québécois French), 60 pages, still unpublished.

  11. Doctor Sax (1952; published 1959)

  12. Book of Dreams (1952–1960; published 1960)

  13. Maggie Cassidy (1953; published 1959)

  14. The Subterraneans, novella (1953; published 1958)

  15. Tristessa, novella (1955–1956; published 1960)

  16. Visions of Gerard (1956; published 1963)

  17. Desolation Angels (1965)

  18. The Dharma Bums (1958)

  19. Lonesome Traveler, short story collection (1960)

  20. Big Sur (1962)

  21. Satori in Paris, novella (1965)

22. Vanity of Duluoz (1968)

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