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A modern-day Kerouac: the inspiring but tragic story of Gabriel Buchmann {The i Paper 02/10/2017}

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, the book that inspired a thousand road trips, was published 60 years ago. Kerouac’s prose gave the Homeric search for meaning an infectious modern slant that still permeates Western culture. 1,155 more words


Chronology - 1940


16 February – Kerouac writes for sports column, “On the Bench” as well as The Horace Mann Record: “Count Basie’s Band Best in the Land …” 550 more words

Chronology: 1941


6 February – Leo Kerouac writes Jack expressing his disappointment of the lack of employment prospects in New York City despite him being a “union man.” He also reminds Jack of Frank Leahy’s interest in him as a Boston College prospect, “But as far as I am concerned if you can make your way in N. 2,354 more words

Chronology: 1942


4 January – Out of school for the interim, Kerouac begins his personal studies by delving into H.G. Wells The Outline of History (1920) among other texts while living in Lowell, Massachusetts. 3,090 more words

Chronology: 1943


26 January – Kerouac types prose that begins “One night, returning from work in the casual, squalid atmosphere of the railroad yards, warehouses, switch- towers, garages . 1,652 more words

Chronology: 1944


December 1943 – January 1944 – Kerouac begins a new notebook of self-analysis he titles “A Study in Disorganization – THE PROBLEM OF MYSELF” inspired by his reading of Alfred Adler’s “The Case of Miss R.” and sections of his The Neurotic Constitution (1917). 2,805 more words