Scholar, editor, and biographer of Beat generation writer Jack Kerouac -- she even penned the preface to his groundbreaking On the Road -- Ann Charters captures the passion and promise of one of the most culturally influential decades of the century.
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Date of Birth:
November 10, 1936
Place of Birth:
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1957; M.A., Columbia University, 1959; Ph.D., 1965
|The Best Book to Read First|
|The Portable Beat Reader|
The Portable Beat Reader is a good example of Charters as tour guide in the realm where she is most at home. Kerouac fans should also check out her biography, which was written with the On the Road author's cooperation.