Jack Kerouac: Thinker, Artist, Icon

Jack Kerouac is the most famous of The Beats, the group of artists, thinkers and rebels who became the icons of American and European underground culture in the fifities.  Along with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, Kerouac’s absorption in alternative ways of living, involving freer sexuality, mind expansion, rejection of repressive lifestyles, and profound interest in Eastern spirituality, influenced the sixties and beyond. Kerouac’s biography of Buddha, “Wake Up” is a must read for anyone fascinated by the actual life of Gautama.