The Strange Case Of The Jack Kerouac Estate

Jack Kerouac is known in the popular imagination as the harbinger of the Beat movement - a free-wheeling spirit who "hit the road" in search of a good time and the meaning of life and in the process developed a blazing new literary style. When he died in 1969, Kerouac left an estate valued at ninety-one dollars. Needless to say, at the time few people were very concerned about getting their piece of the Kerouac pie. Today, however, that same estate is estimated to be worth approximately ten million dollars. Not a big deal in and of itself, but, almost inevitably, when large sums of money are i...

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