Jack Kerouac

The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.

– Jack Kerouac

Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac (born March 12, 1922) is credited with naming his own literary movement. He took the word “beat” from “deadbeat” to “beatific” and in the process became known as the voice of his generation.

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