Kerouac: Beat, Youth, Himself
Jean-Louis Kérouac (Jack Kerouac) (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet.
Considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs , a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his method of spontaneous prose.
His work covers topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, and travel.
In 1969, aged 47, Kerouac died from internal bleeding due to long-term alcohol abuse.
Influenced by Thomas Wolfe and James Joyce, his technique was heavily influenced by Jazz, especially Bebop, and later, Buddhism
Some of Kerouac's most important books are On The Road (1957), The Subterraneans (1958), The Dharma Bums (1958), Big Sur (1962) and Visions of Cody (1972).
In the interview, Kerouac talks about the beat movement, the youth and himself
Interview for Canadian TV