Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac in New York City, 1953

CultureMagazine | Special Section

The Rucksack Revolution

Following the success of On the Road, Jack Kerouac wrote The Dharma Bums in 1957. The novel, which predicted the “great rucksack revolution” of the 1960s, relates the wanderings of Ray Smith (Kerouac), often in the company of his friends Japhy Ryder (Gary Snyder) and Alvah Goldbook (Allen Ginsberg).

By Jack Kerouac

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