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    Beat Generation Writer Jack Kerouac Signed 1958 Check (1922-1969) 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 rare document signed, a check dated December 3, 1958, signed Jack Kerouac on a check printed with his name and Gabrielle Kerouac (his mother) drawn on the Security National Bank of Northpoint, New York. The cancellation stamp on the verso has bled through but the signature is still bold and dark. A portion has been torn from the lower left corner. Kerouac material is rarely offered. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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