History Creator / JackKerouac

18th Aug '17 5:48:22 PM dlchen145
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Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac was a American writer (of French-Canadian descent) associated with Creator/TheBeatGeneration and best known for writing ''Literature/OnTheRoad'', an autobiographical novel describing Kerouac's travels with Neal Cassady. He also wrote ''The Dharma Bums'', which details his adventures with fellow writer Gary Snyder.

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Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac (March 12, 1922 October 21, 1969) was a an American writer (of French-Canadian descent) associated with Creator/TheBeatGeneration and best known for writing ''Literature/OnTheRoad'', an autobiographical novel describing Kerouac's travels with Neal Cassady. He also wrote ''The Dharma Bums'', which details his adventures with fellow writer Gary Snyder.
8th Aug '17 8:48:54 PM PaulA
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!!Jack Kerouac provides examples of:

* TheAlcoholic: Kerouac died at the age of 47 due to decades of alcoholism.

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!!Other works by Jack Kerouac provides provide examples of:

* TheAlcoholic: Kerouac died at the age of 47 due to decades of alcoholism.
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* EruditeStoner: Like pretty much all Beat writers.
* FagHag: Several of his friends were gay or bisexual, but many of his books still contain gratuitous homophobic passages.
* MisaimedFandom: He despised the the so-called beatniks who formed a subculture based on his books. For him the Beat Generation was a group of beaten down and alienated outcasts, hardly something anyone would want to join.
* OddlySmallOrganization: Despite inspiring an entire subculture, the Beat Generation writers were few in number all new each other.
* RedScare: Kerouac's relationship with the other Beat writers was strained by his outspoken and fervent anti-communism (and general all-around drunken paranoia)- during a meeting with Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac derisively referred to Ginsberg as a "communist faggot", and at least once accused Ginsberg of being a Soviet agent sent to manipulate him. (Creator/KurtVonnegut related a similar story about meeting Kerouac in his "autobiographical collage," ''Palm Sunday''.) Revealingly, Kerouac watched UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy's televised hearings while [[http://www.culturewars.com/CultureWars/1999/kerouac.html smoking marijuana and cheering passionately for the anti-Communist Senator]].
* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He attended Columbia University with Ginsburg, Cassady, Burroughs, and a few others.
8th Aug '17 8:47:14 PM PaulA
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* RomanAClef: The vast majority of Kerouac's novels are simply retellings of things that happened to him and the other Beat writers, with the names changed (and some parts taken out, as the first draft of ''Literature/OnTheRoad'' reveals). ''On The Road'' and ''Visions of Cody'' focus on his best friend Neal Cassady, ''The Dharma Bums'' is about his adventures with Gary Snyder, ''And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks'' (written with Creator/WilliamSBurroughs) was about a mutual friend who murdered a lover, and so forth. It became so well-known that the publisher insisted he use different character names in each book to prevent legal trouble for anyone involved, but [[http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1385865 they can still be decoded easily]].
28th Jul '17 1:08:53 PM Skagit
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* MisnamedFandom: He despised the the so-called beatniks who formed a subculture based on his books. For him the Beat Generation was a group of beaten down and alienated outcasts, hardly something anyone would want to join.

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* MisnamedFandom: MisaimedFandom: He despised the the so-called beatniks who formed a subculture based on his books. For him the Beat Generation was a group of beaten down and alienated outcasts, hardly something anyone would want to join.



* WeAllWentToSchoolTogether: He attended Columbia University with Ginsburg, Cassady, Burroughs, and a few others.

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* WeAllWentToSchoolTogether: EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: He attended Columbia University with Ginsburg, Cassady, Burroughs, and a few others.
28th Jul '17 1:01:07 PM Skagit
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* RedScare: Kerouac's relationship with the other Beat writers was strained by his outspoken and fervent anti-communism (and general all-around drunken paranoia)- during a meeting with Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac derisively referred to Ginsberg as a "communist faggot", and at least once accused Ginsberg of being a Soviet agent sent to manipulate him. (Creator/KurtVonnegut related a similar story about meeting Kerouac in his "autobiographical collage," ''Palm Sunday''.) Revealingly, Kerouac watched UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy's televised hearings while [[http://www.culturewars.com/CultureWars/1999/kerouac.html smoking marijuana and cheering passionately for the anti-Communist Senator]].

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* EruditeStoner: Like pretty much all Beat writers.
* FagHag: Several of his friends were gay or bisexual, but many of his books still contain gratuitous homophobic passages.
* MisnamedFandom: He despised the the so-called beatniks who formed a subculture based on his books. For him the Beat Generation was a group of beaten down and alienated outcasts, hardly something anyone would want to join.
* OddlySmallOrganization: Despite inspiring an entire subculture, the Beat Generation writers were few in number all new each other.
* RedScare: Kerouac's relationship with the other Beat writers was strained by his outspoken and fervent anti-communism (and general all-around drunken paranoia)- during a meeting with Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac derisively referred to Ginsberg as a "communist faggot", and at least once accused Ginsberg of being a Soviet agent sent to manipulate him. (Creator/KurtVonnegut related a similar story about meeting Kerouac in his "autobiographical collage," ''Palm Sunday''.) Revealingly, Kerouac watched UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy's televised hearings while [[http://www.culturewars.com/CultureWars/1999/kerouac.html smoking marijuana and cheering passionately for the anti-Communist Senator]].Senator]].
* WeAllWentToSchoolTogether: He attended Columbia University with Ginsburg, Cassady, Burroughs, and a few others.
21st Jul '17 10:06:25 AM jamespolk
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Interesting note: For a major figure of literature in the English language, Kerouac came to the language rather late: he was raised in a French-speaking (or rather, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joual Joual]]''-speaking) household, didn't learn English until he was six, and wasn't confident speaking English until high school. Rather impressive, eh? He also wrote a few short stories in his native tongue, which have received increased attention since it was discovered that Kerouac had originally planned to write ''On the Road'' in French and actually produced an abortive manuscript of it before producing the famous version.

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Interesting note: For a major figure of literature in the English language, Kerouac came to the language rather late: he was raised in a French-speaking (or rather, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joual Joual]]''-speaking) household, didn't learn English until he was six, and wasn't confident speaking English until high school. Rather impressive, eh? eh?[[note]]Other English literature writers who came to the language late include Creator/JosephConrad and Creator/VladimirNabokov[[/note]] He also wrote a few short stories in his native tongue, which have received increased attention since it was discovered that Kerouac had originally planned to write ''On the Road'' in French and actually produced an abortive manuscript of it before producing the famous version.
18th Jul '17 9:38:16 AM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/OnTheRoad'' (1957)
* ''Film/PullMyDaisy'' (1959) -- short film based on Kerouac's play ''Beat Generation''; Kerouac wrote the screenplay and starred

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4th Mar '17 1:38:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* AuthorAvatar: Pretty much every protagonist in everything Kerouac ever published. Sal Paradise from ''OnTheRoad'' is Kerouac. Kerouac uses avatars in virtually all of his novels, although for legal reasons, the names are changed from book to book. As a result, in ''The Dharma Bums'', Kerouac is named Ray Smith, and in ''The Subterraneans'', he is named Leo Percepied. Virtually every other character is these books is a thinly-disguised avatar of one of Kerouac's friends or some prominent Beat Generation figure as well.

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* AuthorAvatar: Pretty much every protagonist in everything Kerouac ever published. Sal Paradise from ''OnTheRoad'' ''Literature/OnTheRoad'' is Kerouac. Kerouac uses avatars in virtually all of his novels, although for legal reasons, the names are changed from book to book. As a result, in ''The Dharma Bums'', Kerouac is named Ray Smith, and in ''The Subterraneans'', he is named Leo Percepied. Virtually every other character is these books is a thinly-disguised avatar of one of Kerouac's friends or some prominent Beat Generation figure as well.
13th Jan '17 1:44:19 PM Black_Diesel
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2nd Jun '16 2:22:14 PM Random888
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* RedScare: Kerouac's relationship with the other Beat writers was strained by his outspoken and fervent anti-communism (and general all-around drunken paranoia)- during a meeting with Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac derisively referred to Ginsberg as a "communist faggot", and at least once accused Ginsberg of being a Soviet agent sent to manipulate him. (Creator/KurtVonnegut related a similar story about meeting Kerouac in his "autobiographical collage," ''Palm Sunday''.) Revealingly, Kerouac watched Joseph [=McCarthy=]'s televised hearings while [[http://www.culturewars.com/CultureWars/1999/kerouac.html smoking marijuana and cheering passionately for the anti-Communist Senator]].

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* RedScare: Kerouac's relationship with the other Beat writers was strained by his outspoken and fervent anti-communism (and general all-around drunken paranoia)- during a meeting with Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac derisively referred to Ginsberg as a "communist faggot", and at least once accused Ginsberg of being a Soviet agent sent to manipulate him. (Creator/KurtVonnegut related a similar story about meeting Kerouac in his "autobiographical collage," ''Palm Sunday''.) Revealingly, Kerouac watched Joseph [=McCarthy=]'s UsefulNotes/JosephMcCarthy's televised hearings while [[http://www.culturewars.com/CultureWars/1999/kerouac.html smoking marijuana and cheering passionately for the anti-Communist Senator]].
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