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Kerouac’s 92nd Birthday

Jack-Kerouac-007The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream – Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born on March 12, 1922. Kerouac was the founder of the Beat movement. Although he died at the young age of 47, his influence in literary circles continues to expand even in this new century. As Ginsberg and to a lesser extent Burroughs fade into the last century, Kerouac continues to live on mainly due to On the Road and The Book of Blues. 

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Recommended You Tube:

Kerouac on the Steve Allen Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzCF6hgEfto

Jack Kerouac – King of the Beats –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeI_MZg7sm0

Jack Kerouac with Conservative Bill Buckley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0KluIXx6fI

Recommended Books:

book of blues

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Blues-Jack-

on the road

http://www.amazon.com/Road-Penguin-Great-Books-Century/dp/0140283293

scattered

http://www.amazon.com/Scattered-Poems-Lights-Pocket-Series/dp/0872860647