Kerouac Q and A with BU Professor Jay Atkinson

By Megan Turchi

BU News ServiceĀ 

This weekend a “Lowell Celebrates Kerouac” festival will occur in Lowell, Mass. to celebrate the late novelist and beat generation figure, Jack Kerouac. Kerouac started publishing in the 1940s, but has remained a timeless figure in American culture, even today. BU Professor and “Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac’s Lost Highway and My Search for America” author Jay Atkinson teaches a class at Boston University about Kerouac. BU News Service editor, Megan Turchi, spoke with Atkinson on the topic.
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