Oriiginal on Strathmore 140 lb paper. Minimalist: Jack Kerouac. b. 1922 d. 1969. American novelist and poet, his writings inspired many others, one of the original beatnik's became an underground celebrity, along with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Gary Snyder, and others. Kerouac's style of writing was influenced by jazz. bebop, and later Buddhism. His works of note: On the raod, The Dharma bums, Big Sur, Tristessa, and doctor Sax.