Jack Kerouac, On the Road, 1957

"The only true people for me are the crazy ones, those who are crazy with the desire to live, crazy with the desire to speak, to be saved, crazy with the desire for everything at once, those who never yawn and who never never say banalities, but which burn, burn like extraordinary fireworks, which explode like spiders in the stars and in their center you can see the blue glow which bursts and everyone goes "Wow"!"

Kerouac by Palumbo

Jack Kerouac , born March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and died October 21, 1969 in St. Petersburg, Florida, is an American writer and poet.

Considered one of the most important American authors of the 20th century, he is even for the beatnik community the “King of the Beats”. His rhythmic and immediate style, to which he gives the name “spontaneous prose”, has inspired numerous artists and writers, first and foremost the American singers Tom Waits and Bob Dylan .

The cinematic genre of the road movie is directly influenced by its techniques and its mode of narration. Jack Kerouac spent most of his life divided between the great American outdoors and his mother's apartment.

This paradox is a reflection of his way of life: faced with the rapid changes of his time, he experienced profound difficulties in finding his place in the world, which led him to reject the traditional values ​​of the years 1945- 1950, thus giving birth to the beat movement. His writings reflect this desire to free himself from the stifling social conventions of his time and to give meaning to his existence.

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