[ US /ˈkɛɹuæk/ ]
  1. United States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969)
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How To Use Kerouac In A Sentence

  • Wherever people neglect to mow the grass, or curse the car payments, you're in Kerouac's Orlando because they, like him, were once from someplace else. February 2007
  • He was a contemporary of Charles Olson, had corresponded with W.C. Williams and had been in bar fights with Jack Kerouac.
  • He does frequently employ the declarative mode, but this approach also prompts Kerouac to long, cumulative sentences that invoke a kind of lyricism: Style in Fiction
  • Heavily influenced by Jack Kerouac and the Beats as well as the political Left, Dylan struck a pose of alienation and nonconformity that has served as a model for so many popular musicians since.
  • It is dangerous to impute "development" in Kerouac's work, since the publication dates and the dates of composition of his books are so much at variance. Style in Fiction
  • That unknown trim blonde with an interest in wine and Jack Kerouac may be nothing more than an attractive front for a bit of script that automates Facebook friend requests by instructing a computer to search for all users with a certain characteristic -- the name "Katie," for example -- then directs it to connect with everyone who turns up in the search results. Do I Know You? Fake Friends Adding Fresh Danger To Facebook
  • This snippet from her poem "Rape," for example, reads more like Kerouac or Ginsberg whom she actually knew well than anyone else: let's whalebone let's go let's deodorize the night. John Lundberg: The Poetry of Patti Smith
  • Kerouac was arrested as an accessary to the killing in 1944 and was put in a Bronx jail but he was freed after his girlfriend, Edie Parker, stood bail. March 2008
  • But like David Lynch and Jack Kerouac, Callahan, whom I only know in passing, is grossly misunderstood by his fans. GreenCine Daily: PIFF Dispatch. 4.
  • Someday some hypermanic kid will produce a moronically maxed-out adventure odyssey that will spark the overdue rebellion among all the over-pressured SAT grinds, and us grumpy midlife critics will get to witness a new Kerouac, and the greatest pent-up young-life crisis in the history of the world. 10-3-07 The Found Generation
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