Jack Kerouac

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Top 10 stories of male friendship
Writers from Alexandre Dumas to Jack Kerouac and Colson Whitehead have written fiction worth bonding with about these sometimes uneasy alliances

Benjamin Markovits

29, Jun, 2022 @2:06 PM

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I was longing for beatnik freedom – so I took an overnight bus to Yamba | Brigid Delaney
I had two weeks to get 3,500km up the east coast of Australia - but would I survive the first night?

Brigid Delaney

16, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Get off the sofa: music, art and more to summon motivation
From noisy young punks to a tiny word on a ceiling, our critics recommend popular culture to light a fire underneath you

Jessica Kiang, Jenessa Williams, Alexi Duggins, Skye Sherwin and Sam Jordison

19, Mar, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Jack Kerouac: still roadworthy after 100 years
The author of On the Road had a messy, contradictory life. Yet he’s as relevant as ever – and not just for obsessed young men

David Barnett

13, Mar, 2022 @7:45 AM

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The road well travelled: 100 years of Jack Kerouac
Nature-loving mystic or proto-dudebro? Untameable free spirit or reclusive mama’s boy? On the centenary of his birth, it is time to look past the icon at the ‘bleeding ball of contradictions’ behind it

Elle Hunt

12, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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From road trip to catwalk: Jack Kerouac classic inspires Dior collection
Kim Jones, winner of Fashion Awards designer of the year, draws on Beat novel On the Road for his first show in London since 2003

Jess Cartner-Morley

09, Dec, 2021 @9:18 PM

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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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