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 Cody.
"[Wake Up] contributes significantly to the fascinating
picture of Kerouac's spirituality."
-Jonah Raskin, The Beat Review