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Celebrating Jack Kerouac's 100th birthday: How the Beat author resonates today

In this 1967 file photo, author Jack Kerouac laughs during a visit to the home of a friend in Lowell, Mass. Stanley Twardowicz/AP)
In this 1967 file photo, author Jack Kerouac laughs during a visit to the home of a friend in Lowell, Mass. Stanley Twardowicz/AP)

Celebrated author Jack Kerouac would have turned 100 on March 12.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Kerouac biographer Joyce Johnson about Kerouac’s iconic “On the Road” and his continued resonance for readers today.

Click here to read an excerpt from Kerouac’s “The Haunted Life.” 

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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