Toward the end of his life, beat writer Jack Kerouac called St. Petersburg, Florida is home. You can still visit the bookstore he frequented, Haslams, where he's said to have sometimes moved his novels up to the front displays of the store on the sly.
Jack Kerouac 1953
A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world. - Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Jack Kerouac, Horace Mann High School "Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation.
Robert Graves, age Although reported dead at the Somme, Graves was one of the few of his generation to survive World War I. He became a translator, poet and novelist, and was the author of "I Claudius." Graves died at the age of 90 in
Rare photo of Jack Kerouac, late What he accomplished with alcohol is staggering; what he might have accomplished without is forever a mystery. I believe most of his books were actually written while in sober state.