American Novelist and Poet
Jack Kerouac in Fred W. McDarrah's New York apartment, Dec. 10, 1959

Jack in Fred W. McDarrah’s apartment, Dec. 10, 1959. Copyright: Fred McDarrah/Getty Images

Bibliography

Ordered by composition dates (the first date given).

Novels and Other Fiction

  • The Sea is My Brother (1942; first published in Slovak translation 2010 Bratislava, Slovakia, European Union: Artfórum, first English-language publication, 2012)
  • Orpheus Emerged, novella (1944–1945; published 2002)
  • And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, with William S. Burroughs (1945; published 2008)
  • The Town and the City (1946–1949; published 1950)
  • On the Road (1947–1951; published 1957)
  • La nuit est ma femme, February-March 1951, 56 pages, unpublished.
  • Visions of Cody (1951–1952; published 1960)
  • Pic, novella (1951 & 1969; published 1971)
  • Sur le chemin, Decembre 1952, 60 pages, unpublished.
  • Doctor Sax (1952; published 1959)
  • Book of Dreams (1952–1960; published 1960)
  • Maggie Cassidy (1953; published 1959)
  • The Subterraneans, novella (1953; published 1958)
  • Tristessa, novella (1955–1956; published 1960)
  • Visions of Gerard (1956; published 1963)
  • Desolation Angels (approximately 1956; published 1965)
  • The Dharma Bums (1958)
  • Lonesome Traveler, short story collection (1950s, published in 1960)
  • Big Sur (1962)
  • Satori in Paris, novella (1965)
  • Vanity of Duluoz (1968)

Poetry

  • Mexico City Blues (1955; published 1959)
  • The Scripture of the Golden Eternity (1956; published 1960) (meditations, koans, poems)
  • Scattered Poems (1945–1968; published 1971)
  • Book of Sketches (1952–1957)
  • Old Angel Midnight (1956; published 1973)
  • Trip Trap: Haiku on the Road from SF to NY (1959; published 1973) (with Albert Saijo and Lew Welch)
  • Heaven and Other Poems (1957–1962; published 1977)
  • San Francisco Blues (1954; published 1991)
  • Pomes All Sizes (compiled 1960; published 1992)
  • Book of Blues (1954–1961)
  • Book of Haikus (published 2003)

Drama

  • Beat Generation (1957, published 2005)

Other Work and Non-fiction

  • Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings (1936–1943; published 1999)
  • Good Blonde & Others (1955; published 1993)
  • Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha (1955; published 2008)
  • Some of the Dharma (1954–1955; published 1997)

Letters, Journals, and Interviews

  • Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassady (1983) (1000 copies Edited By Arthur and Kit Knight) ISBN 0-934660-06-9
  • Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1940-1956
  • Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1957-1969
  • Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac (1947–1954)
  • Safe In Heaven Dead (Interview fragments)
  • Conversations with Jack Kerouac (Interviews)
  • Empty Phantoms (Interviews)
  • Departed Angels: The Lost Paintings
  • Door Wide Open (2000) (by Joyce Johnson. Includes letters from Jack Kerouac)

Discography

  • Poetry For The Beat Generation (1959) (LP)
  • Blues And Haikus (1959) (LP)
  • Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation (1960) (LP)
  • The Jack Kerouac Collection (1990) [Box] (Audio CD Collection of 3 LPs)
  • The Jack Kerouac Romnibus (1995) (a multimedia CD-ROM project coupled with a book) (Ralph Lombreglia and Kate Bernhardt)
  • Doctor Sax & Great World Snake (2003) (Play Adaptation with Audio CD)

Films

  • Pull My Daisy (1959)

Film Adaptations of Work

  • On the Road (dir. Walter Salles, 2012)

Films About Kerouac and Other Beat Authors

  • What Happened to Kerouac? (Documentary, 1986)

Secondary Sources: Biographies

  • Jack Kerouac: A Biography, Tom Clark (1984)
  • Jack Kerouac, Jenn McKee (2004)
  • Jack Kerouac: An Illustrated Biography, David Sandison (1999)
  • Jack Kerouac, King of Beats: A Portrait, Barry Miles (1998)
  • Jack Kerouac’s American Journey: The Real Life Odyssey of “On the Road”, Paul Maher (2007)
  • Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac, Ellis Amburn (1998)
  • Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac, Gerald Nicosia (1983)
  • Kerouac: The Definitive Biography, Paul Maher (2004)

Secondary Sources: Essays