A report on The Town and the City

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Novel by Jack Kerouac, published by Harcourt Brace in 1950.

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Jack Kerouac by Tom Palumbo circa 1956

Jack Kerouac

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American novelist and poet who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation.

American novelist and poet who, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation.

Jack Kerouac by Tom Palumbo circa 1956
Jack Kerouac's birthplace, 9 Lupine Road, 2nd floor, West Centralville, Lowell, Massachusetts
His third of several homes growing up in the West Centralville section of Lowell
Kerouac's Naval Reserve Enlistment photograph, 1943
Jack Kerouac lived with his parents for a time above a corner drug store in Ozone Park (now a flower shop), while writing some of his earliest work.
454 West 20th Street
House in College Park in Orlando, Florida where Kerouac lived and wrote The Dharma Bums
Grave in Edson Cemetery, Lowell
On the Road excerpt in the center of Jack Kerouac Alley
Jack Kerouac Alley in Chinatown, San Francisco

His first published book was The Town and the City, and he achieved widespread fame and notoriety with his second, On the Road, in 1957.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Beat Generation

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Literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era.

Literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-war era.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
A section devoted to the beat generation at a bookstore in Stockholm, Sweden

Kerouac wrote about this incident twice in his own works: once in his first novel, The Town and the City, and again in one of his last, Vanity of Duluoz.

On the Road

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1957 novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States.

1957 novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States.

The scroll, exhibited at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in 2007

Between 1947 and 1950, while writing what would become The Town and the City (1950), Kerouac engaged in the road adventures that would form On the Road.

Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr (right) in 1944

Lucien Carr

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Key member of the original New York City circle of the Beat Generation in the 1940s; later he worked for many years as an editor for United Press International.

Key member of the original New York City circle of the Beat Generation in the 1940s; later he worked for many years as an editor for United Press International.

Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr (right) in 1944

Kerouac's The Town and the City is a fictional retelling, in which Carr is represented by the character "Kenneth Wood."

Edie Parker

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The author of the memoir You'll Be Okay, about her life with her first husband, Jack Kerouac, and the early days of the Beat Generation.

The author of the memoir You'll Be Okay, about her life with her first husband, Jack Kerouac, and the early days of the Beat Generation.

Edie appears as Judie Smith in Kerouac's novel The Town and the City, Elly in Visions of Cody, Edna "Johnnie" Palmer of Vanity of Duluoz, and herself in "The Original Scroll" – the unedited edition of On the Road.

Robert Giroux

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American book editor and publisher.

American book editor and publisher.

He published many novels rejected by other publishing houses, such as Bernard Malamud's The Natural (1952), Kerouac's The Town and the City (1950) and O'Connor's Wise Blood (1952).