(TV Mini-Series documentary) (novel "On The Road" - 1 episode)
- The Beat
... (novel "On The Road")
What Happened to Kerouac?
(Documentary) (works "On the Road", "Visions of Cody", "Desolation Angels", "Mexico City Blues" and "Dr. Sax and others")
Kerouac, the Movie
(Documentary) (works "Visions of Gerard", "Dr. Sax", "Vanity of Duluoz", "The Town and the City", "On the Road", "Desolation Angels", "Dharma Bums" and "Big Sur and others")
Excerpted from the novel, "And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks" (Published by Penguin Classics), "Kerouac and Burroughs: 'New' Beats novel," Published in "The Independent (UK)," Published 5 November 2008.
6 Biographical Movies |
6 Print Biographies |
4 Portrayals |
14 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
Jean-Louis Incogniteau | Jean-Louis | Jean-Louis de Lebris Kerouac | John Kerouac
5' 8" (1.73 m)
Did You Know?
[from the original manuscript of 'On the Road'] I shambled after as usual as I've been doing all my life after people that interest me, because the only people that interest me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yearn or say a commonplace thing...but burn, burn, burn, burn like roman candles across the night.
Although he served in the Merchant Marine during World War II, like many French Canadians Kerouac felt that the U.S. should not be at war with Germany. Vichy France was an ally of Nazi Germany, and many French Candians in Quebec were pro-Germany (one of the reasons Laurence Olivier
played a French Canadian trapper named Johnny who tells the Nazi officer he is a "Canadian" in Michael Powell
Originated the term "Beat Generation."