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Jack Kerouac

So therefore I dedicate myself to myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger—because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being. — Jack Kerouac


10 beautiful Jack Kerouac quotes that will speak to your inner adventurer

Jack Kerouac is one of the great American writers.

His most famous work is On the Road, a gorgeously penned 1957 novel that tells of his great road trips across America and the wild-eyed characters he meets along the way. 401 more words


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I Am My Mother's Son

Searching, exploring; a loftier meeting between nature and the mind. The pathway from one to the other is what it means to be human. Kerouac is seduced time and time again by Siren voices—family, religious, moral, sexual, literary, philosophical and political—but conceded ultimately to his own, or to the ventriloquial version of his own voice that he assigns to his soul. 1,127 more words

Society Bleeds Geniuses

Edie Parker reveals in her memoir that she had “spoken with Celine and she told me he tried to seduce her, but she wasn’t having any of it.” This was in October 1944, with Edie in Detroit and Lucien Carr in jail and Kerouac hopelessly in love with Celine.  566 more words

The Hounds of Heaven

Kerouac was especially affected by English poet Francis Thompson’s 182-line poem, “The Hound of Heaven” to the extent that he wanted to use the following lines as a preface to his poem, “Supreme Reality”: 889 more words