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The beat generation's notes for his first work, The Sea Is My Brother, is about two young men serving on a voyage from Boston to Greenland.

Liz Walsh
Liz Walsh on November 29, 2011. @LizG212

Beat generation author Jack Kerouac wrote his first novel in 1942, and after 70 years it has been published. Kerouac himself thought it was a terrible piece of literature, and while critics agree that it wouldn’t be published if it weren’t for the author’s fame, it does provide an interesting insight into his life and development. The Guardian.

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Liz is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. Originally from New York City, she graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010. Her interests include art and activism. She documents graffiti, loves music, and writes about both when she can.

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