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  On the Road On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century. Like nearly all of Kerouac's writing, On The Road is thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast made of Kerouac's real life... Read more

  Dharma Bums One of the best and most popular of Kerouac's autobiographical novels, The Dharma Bums is based on experiences the writer had during the mid-1950s while living in California, after he'd become interested in Buddhism's spiritual mode of understanding. One of the book's main characters, Japhy Ryder,... Read more

  Big Sur The End to The Life of A Literary Legend
For any true fans of Jack Kerouac, this book marks the end of a semi-productive career for this writer. Several years after On The Road, Big Sur provides a dark and twisted reflection of the more jovial and adventurous atmosphere to On The Road. The Duluoz Legend was never so grim, nor so sober as... Read more

  Desolation Angels The classic novel from the definitive voice of the Beat Generation, Desolation Angels is the story of Kerouac's life just before the publication of On the Road--as told through his fictional self--Jack Duluoz. As he hitches, walks, and talks his way across the world, Duluoz perceives the angel that... Read more

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    Literary Kicks - A hypertext annotated literary biography of Kerouac, with a selection of links to further Kerouac-related resources.

    Blue Neon Alley - Jack Kerouac and The Beat Generation, with references for poets and writers of all sorts.

    Jack Kerouac Character Alias Key - Based on a list Ann Charters wrote for her 1973 biography of Jack Kerouac.

    Empire:ZINE - An article about the time Jack spent in Rocky Mount, NC with his mother and sister. Includes interviews with his sister's landlord and surviving neighbors.

    Jack Kerouac's Heavenly Lane - Bibliography, biographies, quotes, photos, and more.

    Cult of Kerouac - A condensed version of The Cult of Kerouac, a book on the battle between Gerald Nicosia and Jan Kerouac regarding the control of Jack's archive of writings.

    Jack Kerouac Foundation - The official website of Jack Kerouac. Bibliography, biography, and photos.

    In the Kerouac Archive - An Atlantic Monthly commentary surrounding newly-released excerpts from Jack Kerouac's diaries and letters.

    Jack Kerouac's Lowell - A guide to the neighborhoods that shaped Jack Kerouac's life and writing.

    Calendar of Events - A listing of Kerouac and Beat Generation related events.

    Beat-L - Beat Generation Listserv.

    Kerouac Connection - The longest running journal dedicated to the critical study and review of the literature of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation.

    The Jazz/Kerouac Connection - An article about bebop and the Beat Generation and how they influenced one another.

    DHARMA beat - A zine dedicated to writing about Jack Kerouac's life and work.

    The World of Jack Kerouac - Includes a gallery of photographs, a short biography of Jack and the rest of the Beat Generation and reviews of On the Road and The Dharma Bums.

    Jack Kerouac's Encounter With Madness at Big Sur - Describes Kerouac's 1960 stay in Big Sur and his nervous breakdown there brought on by alcohol and stress.

    Jack Kerouac's Words Stand Up To Time - An article by Nancy Pate from The Orlando Sentinel.

    The Boston Phoenix - A short article about the 1999 "Lowell Celebrates Kerouac" festival and the battle over control of Kerouac's literary estate.

    Magician With Words - Describes his visit to San Francisco, including his trips to the City Lights Bookstore and his other haunts. Also includes bibliographic information.

    Kerouac's Rocky Mount, N.C. - Kerouac's voyage of discovery was launched in North Carolina.

    Internet Obituary Network: Jack Kerouac - The death of Jack Kerouac - October 20, 1969.

    The Age of Unthink - This chapter from James Wechsler's "Reflections of an Angry Middle-Aged Editor" records Wechler's frustrating confrontation with Jack Kerouac in 1958.

    Madman Bum and Angel Horseshoe Vernacular - Includes a biography, texts, influences, and extensive information on Kerouac's Buddhism.

    Jack Kerouac and David Amram - Amram remembers interactions with Kerouac and his transformation into the figure that would represent the Beats. Read his firsthand accounts.

    The Kerouac Project of Orlando - A non-profit corporation working to further Kerouac's legacy in Orlando, Florida where Kerouac was living at the time his classic On the Road was published. The goal, is to award aspiring writers with a chance to live in the home rent-free, and receive scholarships to travel and write in the spirit of Kerouac.

    Ladder to Nirvana - 1957 review of Kerouac's 'On the Road' by Phoebe Lou Adams.

    Jack Kerouac ROMnibus - A review and description of the Kerouac ROMnibus.

    Kerouac Diner Menu and Recipes - All the menu items come directly from passages found in Kerouac books.

    Kerouac: Homage to Jack - Brief essay on the writer.

    Eastern Philosophy and Jack Kerouac's Postmodern Poetry - Thesis by Christopher R. Smith - Indiana University, 1993.

    Forum Frigate - Discussion forum and live chat devoted to Jack Kerouac.

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