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    Beat Generation Writer Jack Kerouac Signed 1958 Check. After his discharge from the Navy in 1943, Kerouac held a number of jobs while traveling throughout the United States and Canada. He published his first book, The Town and the City, in 1950. During his brief stay at Columbia University, he met Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. Together, they challenged the literary status quo, writing about their personal lives dominated by drinking and carousing. His semi-autobiographical 1957 book of "spontaneous prose," On the Road, made Kerouac spokesman for the "Beat Generation," a term he coined for the disillusioned young intellectuals who thought that the American Dream had gone sour. The loss of privacy due to his success troubled him deeply and he lived his last few years with his mother and third wife in St. Petersburg, Florida. This item is a scarce partly-printed document signed, "Jack Kerouac," 6.25" x 2.75", Northport, New York, April 24, 1959. A check, filled out in his hand, drawn on Security National Bank for $40 payable to the "The Village Shop." Punch cancellations well clear of signature, otherwise in excellent condition with a bright bold signature in blue ink from the "beat" author. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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