Influence of

Thomas Wolfe



  • Barry Miles. King of the Beats: Jack Kerouac, p. 27. Virgin Publishing House(1998).  
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One of Kerouac's friends, Sebastian Sampas, "introduced him to two authors that would change his life: one was William Saroyan, whom Jack always loved and admired, and the other was Thomas Wolfe, who was to become the major literary influence upon Jack's writing and thought…" (Miles, p. 27)

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