Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac, whose real name was Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac, was an American novelist, poet, and founder of the Beat movement. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on March 12, 1922, he passed away in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 21, 1969. His most well-known work, On the Road (1957), had a significant cultural impact before it was acknowledged for its literary merits. No other work of the 20th century has since F. captured the spirit of its time like On the Road did. The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald (1925). In the mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts, there were many French Canadians living there. Kerouac attended a French Canadian school in the morning and continued his English education in the afternoon while his mother worked in a shoe factory and his father was a printer. Even though he was an American, he had a foreign perspective on his own country because he spoke joual, a Canadian dialect of French. Following that, Kerouac attended the Horace Mann School in New York City as part of a gridiron football scholarship. There he met Seymour Wyse, who introduced Kerouac to jazz, and Henri Cru, who assisted Kerouac in
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