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

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

Neal Cassidy (left) & Jack Kerouac (right) - Picture taken in San Francisco by Carolyn Cassidy, 1952

Neal Cassidy (left) & Jack Kerouac (right) - Picture taken in San Francisco by Carolyn Cassidy, 1952

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac - mostly because of the cat!

Jack Kerouac - mostly because of the cat!

John Cleese - Monty Python

John Cleese - Monty Python

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leonard cohen

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

Oscar Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas (‘Bosie’).

Oscar Wilde with Lord Alfred Douglas (‘Bosie’).

Writer's Wisdom-- Some of history's best writer's give advice on writing.

Writer's Wisdom-- Some of history's best writer's give advice on writing.

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