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IN NEGOTIATION - Interview with Jack Kerouac

IN NEGOTIATION - Interview with Jack Kerouac


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In 1967, two years before his death, Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was invited to Montreal by Radio-Canada to tape this interview. Mr. Kerouac speaks of his childhood in Lowell (Massachusetts) and the reasons why he returned to live there after achieving fame. He also talks about his love of travel, his writing style and his definition of the 'Beat Generation' and 'Beatniks'. English, 1967, b/w, 24 mins. Transcript available with the film by request.

Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his method of spontaneous prose.

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