Jack Kerouac was born into a Franco-American family in 1922 Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended Columbia University on a football scholarship. Kerouac was one of the most controversial and best-known writers of his time. He was the innovator of what became known as the "Beat generation". Kerouac is recognized for covering topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel. He was also one of the founders of the Hippie movement. Kerouac was a great influence on literature, bringing impulsive literary works to light. After his death, Kerouac's literary prestige has grown and several previously unseen works have been published. All of his books are in print today, his most famous one being On The Road, first published in 1957.
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