Jack Kerouac was actually a native French speaker. His parents were both French Canadian and moved to Lowell, Mass where Jack was born. His Christian name is Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac. Many critics attribute his bizarre ability to write poetic run-on sentences to the fact that English grammar rules weren't as natural to him as French ones. -mcd
“And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.” ― Paul Auster, photo uncredited
Las figuras centrales del movimiento Beat: Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs y Allen Ginsberg, quienes se levantaran en contra de la obsolescencia de una década, son hoy íconos de la cultura. Su voz, sus palabras, su estilo de vida y sus acciones han trascendido en el tiempo, convirtiéndolos en modelos a seguir por las nuevas generaciones.