Saturday, March 12, 2022

Jack Kerouac 100 -- March 12, 2022

Beat generation writer Jack Kerouac was born 100 years ago today on 12-March-1922. He served in the US Merchant Marine during World War Two. After his ship was torpedoed, he joined the Naval Reserve. He wrote his novel On the Road in an experimental manner which made it hard to find a publisher. Kerouac's Catholic upbringing had a strong effect on his work. Later in life he studied Buddhism.

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