Jack Kerouac

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Elif Shafak: ‘Reading Orlando was like plunging into a cold but beautifully blue sea’
The novelist on her love of Virginia Woolf, being inspired by HG Wells and how Jack Kerouac’s ego puts her off his books

Elif Shafak

05, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Michael Horovitz obituary
Iconoclastic poet, editor and leading light of British counterculture during the 1950s and 60s

Douglas Field

11, Jul, 2021 @3:03 PM

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On the Road to Bridget Jones: five books that define each generation
Blake Morrison on boomers, Chris Power on Gen X, Megan Nolan on millennials and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé on Gen Z … which books shaped your generation?

Blake Morrison, Chris Power, Megan Nolan Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé and Steven Poole

19, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The beat went on: what happened to Jan Kerouac, Jack’s forgotten daughter
On the 25th anniversary of her death, the novelist Jan, who was free-spirited and self-destructive like her father, has almost been entirely erased from his story

David Barnett

07, Jun, 2021 @11:15 AM

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti obituary
Poet whose outlook spanned anarchism, ecology, publishing and the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco

James Campbell

23, Feb, 2021 @10:42 PM

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookshop, dies aged 101
Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francisco

Sian Cain

23, Feb, 2021 @7:42 PM

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Peter Greenaway plans racetrack in tribute to Jack Kerouac book
Film director working on vast art installation inspired by cult classic On the Road

Dalya Alberge

15, Jan, 2019 @1:39 PM

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Out of my mind: Sarah Perry on writing under the influence of drugs
When a medical condition left her in agony, The Essex Serpent author was prescribed powerful opiates. They gave her terrifying visions - and a new insight into literary drug culture

Sarah Perry

29, Sep, 2018 @7:59 AM

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Jack Kerouac letter to mother recounts ‘On the Road’ adventures
Written 10 years before the book that defined the Beat Generation, appeal for a $25 sub is now on sale in California for $22,500

David Barnett

20, Sep, 2018 @1:08 PM

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Living the dream (so we don’t have to): the boy who ran off to Bali | Sam Leith
Most parents will have been horrified at the 12-year-old’s jaunt, but I like to think he did on behalf of all us more timid souls, says author Sam Leith

Sam Leith

25, Apr, 2018 @12:53 PM

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Rabbit, Run is about a rebel we all know
John Updike’s disappointed young man dreams of escaping a workaday existence in a way that’s still familiar nearly 60 years on

Matt Lewis

05, Jan, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Reading group: Which Jack London book should we read in November?
Ravaged by reckless living, the novelist died 100 years ago this month. His reports from a brutally unequal America do not feel out of date – so let’s pick a good one to read now

Sam Jordison

01, Nov, 2016 @2:38 PM

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