|1996 Cosmic Player Plate|
|1997 Cosmic Player Plate|
March 12, 1922. Lowell, Massachusetts.
October 21, 1969. St. Petersburg, Florida (complications from alcohol abuse)
Mother: Gabrielle Lévesque. Housewife, house mother. Died 1973
Father: Joseph Alcide Léon ("Leo"). Printer. Died 1946.
Siblings: Gerard Francis (1916-1926); Caroline (1918-1964).
Family was Catholic and Kerouac was greatly influenced throughout his life by his Catholic background. He also explored Buddhism.
Graduates Lowell High School (1939); attends Horace Mann Prep School (1940), attends Columbia University (1941)
With the exception of a stint in the Merchant Marines and some infrequent work for the railroads and a few assorted odd jobs Kerouac's life was preoccupied with writing. That's exactly what his life was about: the pure act of writing about life.
|Spontaneous Bop Prosody|
|Kerouac at Literary Kicks Levi Asher's Literary Kicks website is the best first stop for Beat Generation information on the World Wide Web. This is a link to the Jack Kerouac page at the site.|
|Dharma Beat A Jack Kerouac newszine edited by Attila Gyenis.|
|The Kerouac Quarterly "A journal for the appreciation of the literature of Jack Kerouac" edited by Paul A. Maher, Jr.|
|Sherri's Kerouac Bibliography A comprehenisve bibliography including books, essays, magazines and other publications relating Jack Kerouac.|
|CBA's Kerouac Estate Controversy Plate The controversy that destroyed an internet mailing list (BEAT-L) continues to rage. When Kerouac died his estate wasn't worth very much. In 1998 the value of the estate is estimated in the millions. A court battle is underway to determine who will control the purse strings.|
|CBA's Kerouac Chronology|
|Movie Review: What Happened to Kerouac?,|
|Bohemian Ink- Beat Generation|
|Beat Generation FAQ and Resources|
|1998 Dharma Beat Roster|
|Official Cosmic Record|
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Jack Kerouac has been involved in CBA since 1983 when he first owned the Eden Bohemians, CBA's team of writers. He soon sold the Bohemians and bought the Dharma Beats (nee Bums). He owned the team until 1995 when he became a cosmic player. The team was sold to Kerouac's mother, Gabrielle. |
As a baseball player, Jack is a strong but inconsistent power hitter. His fielding skills in leftfield are considered superb.