339 Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was one of the most famous American writers of the mid-twentieth century. As a key member of a group of writers known as the “Beat Generation,” his works explored the role of the individual in post-war America. His most famous work, On the Road (1957), has sold millions of copies and continues to inspire seekers of nonconformity and spiritual uplift. In this episode, Jacke takes a look at the life and works of the King of the Beats, and along the way offers some thoughts on how to read literature from the past, even when the churning world progresses past some (but not all) of the ideas within.

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One thought on “339 Jack Kerouac”

  1. Dear Team,

    Love the podcast and as a huge fan of the beats loved the Kerouac pod. I actually saw the original transcript of On the Road in San Fran back in 2006 – amazing.

    I am a published writer of literay fiction, poetry and a podcast and am now transitioning into the world of newsletters, as a way to grow an audience and share extractsof a novella out for submission. It’s found here: https://tumbleweedwords.substack.com/

    I have made print in 4 countries, online and via ezines, and have a book under consideration with an agent. It be great to chat with you on the good word or perhaps you could check out my newsletter and give a shoutout. It seems subscription based content is growing in the fiction and poetry space, and authors are now considering this as an alternative approach to publishing.

    Thank you for your time, and keep up the great work!

    Hope to hear from you.

    Best wishes,
    David Moran

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