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Kerouac, Jack

(Encyclopedia) Kerouac, Jack (John Kerouac) kĕr´əwăk˝ [key], 1922–69, American novelist, b. Lowell, Mass., studied at Columbia. One of the leaders of the beat generation , a term…

Jack Kerouac

Name at birth: Jean Louis KerouacJack Kerouac studied briefly at Columbia University in New York (1940-41), where he met Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and William S. Burroughs. Together they…

Jack Kerouac Biography

Jack Kerouac(Jean Louis Kerouac)novelistBorn: 3/12/1922Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts Novelist and leader of the Beat generation. His books include On the Road (1957), considered the…

jack

(Encyclopedia) jack: see pompano ; tuna .

jack

(Encyclopedia) jack, mechanical device used to multiply a relatively small applied force so that it can lift and support heavy loads, or sometimes, move massive objects into a desired…

Jack Micheline 1998 Deaths

Jack Micheline (Harvey Martin Silver)Age: 68 Beat poet whose writing career took shape in New York City in the late 1950s alongside good friend Jack Kerouac. His works include River of Red…

Captain Jack

(Encyclopedia) Captain Jack (d. 1873), subchief of the Modoc and leader of the hostile group in the Modoc War (1872–73). Jack, whose Modoc name was Kintpuash kĭnt´po͞oäsh…

Jack the Ripper

(Encyclopedia) Jack the Ripper, name given to an unidentified late-19th-century murderer in London, England. From Aug. to Nov., 1888, he was responsible for the death and mutilation of…