Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation,
was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St.
Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the
Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of
Regina Weinreich teaches in the Department of Humanities and Sciences at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has published widely in a range of periodicals. She is the author of Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics: A Study of the Fiction.