Jack Kerouac

Blur, Fitzgerald and Keats: Literary Influences From Popular Culture

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

When I was 18, I bought F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night under the assumption that Fitzgerald had derived his title from a song by an Essex based Brit-pop band. I came to the conclusion that the author, like me, was a fan of Blur.

Walter Benjamin and How I Learnt to Love My Library

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK
Ioan Marc Jones

Benjamin remembers some of the books he has collected over the years. He recalls ordering books from catalogues - which are essentially the Amazon of the first half of the twentieth century - and waiting eagerly for their arrival.

Can Russell Brand Have the Effect of the Beatniks and the Angry Young Men on Society?

Ian Stanley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ian Stanley

Russell Brand is starting conversations, publicising the disillusionment of a nation and bringing people together, much like the and British New Wave movements of the 50s and 60s.

Sam Riley Reveals Beatnik Boot Camp Behind 'On The Road'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

'On The Road' is the ultimate novel for the Beat Generation, with Jack Kerouac, and has weathered many attempts to bring it to the big screen. But fin...

On The Road Hits the Wall

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Eric Ehrmann

For over half a century the American movie industry has been reluctant to fund the quintessentially red white and blue road trip with conventional wisdom claiming the project was unfilmable.

On the Road Unfurled Before Me

Amy Freeborn | Posted 10.12.2012 | Home
Amy Freeborn

I've read the book, I've read the books about the book, I've seen the movie adaptation, and now I have had the pleasure of seeing the holiest of holies of the Beat Generation - the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac's novel, On The Road.

Genius Genes: Five Famous Literary Families

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home

As everybody knows, genes are something a family can’t help but share; and they can be a totally mixed bag. For some talented families, however,...

Tony Parsons: Why I Write

Jason Holmes | Posted 20.10.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

"We all have multiple identities," says Tony Parsons when I ask him whether he feels more of an Englishman or a Londoner, "but I certainly feel like I'm both. But I also feel British.

TRAILER: Kristen Stewart In 'On The Road'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Kristen Stewart may think it's not quite the right time to be shown on film, cavorting with two young men in a car. But producers for On The Road,...

PHOTOS: 'I Love Scaring Myself'

PA | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Kristen Stewart said she enjoyed scaring herself when filming some of the more risque scenes in new film On The Road. The Twilight star plays Maryl...

Can Depression Be An Artist's Muse?

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Sullivan | Posted 26.04.2012 | Home

The relationship between mental health and artistic creativity has long been a subject of debate. From Picasso's 'blue period' to Tracey Emin's un...