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Jack Kerouac

Novelist, Poet (12-Mar-1922 — 21-Oct-1969)


Ann Charters. Kerouac: A Biography. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books. 1973.

Frederick Feied. No Pie in the Sky: The Hobo As American Cultural Hero in the Works of Jack London, John Dos Passos, and Jack Kerouac. New York: Citadel Press. 1964.

Barry Gifford; Lawrence Lee. Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac. St. Martin's Press. 1978. 339pp.

Robert A. Hipkiss. Jack Kerouac: Prophet of the New Romanticism: A Critical Study of the Published Works of Kerouac and a Comparison of Them to Those of J. D. Salinger, James Purdy, John Knowles, and Ken Kesey. Lawrence Regents Press of Kansas. 1976.

Jack Kerouac; Joyce Johnson. Door Wide Open: A Beat Love Affair in Letters, 1957-1958. New York, NY: Viking Penguin. 2000.

John Lardas. The Bop Apocalypse: The Religious Visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs. University of Illinois Press. 2000. 316pp.

Paul A. Maher, Jr.. Kerouac: The Definitive Biography. Lanham, MD: Taylor Publishing Company. 2004. 555pp.

Dennis McNally. Desolate Angel: A Biography: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America. New York: Random House. 1979. 400pp.

Barry Miles. Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats. New York: Holt. 1998. 332pp.

Steve Turner. Angelheaded Hipster: A Life of Jack Kerouac. New York, New York: Viking Press. 1996. 224pp.


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.642)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.389)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.371)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.822)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.583)

  13. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.135)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.397)

  15. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.110)

  16. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.776-79)

  17. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.553)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.399)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.276)

  20. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.441)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.8)

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