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50 Jack Kerouac Quotes From His Books About Life

Explore these Jack Kerouac quotes to learn more about his views on life, writing, and more.

Jack Kerouac was an American novelist who was part of what was known as the ‘Beat Generation.’ The Beat was a group of novelists who wrote about the rejection of economic materialism and standard narrative values.

They wrote about sexual liberation, the human condition, and experimenting with drugs. Other authors included Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Lucien Carr, and Herbert Huncke.

Some of Jack’s most popular works were The Dharma BoysBig Sur, and On the Road. His first novel, The Sea is My Brother, which he completed during his service as a United States Merchant Marine, would not be published until about 40 years after his death.


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