RAYMOND DURGNATnbsp;(1932-2002)nbsp;was the author of many groundbreaking books about the cinema,nbsp;among them Films andnbsp;Feelings (1967), A Mirrornbsp;for England (1970), Sexual Alienation in the Cinema (1971),nbsp; The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Renoir (both 1974) and a study of WR: Mysteries of the Organism in the BFI Film Classics series (1999).nbsp; Educated at the University of Cambridge and the Slade School of Art, he went on to hold teaching positions at St Martins School of Art, the Royal College of Art and the University of East London, as well as visiting professorships at Columbia University, the University of California and Dartmouth College. nbsp; Introduction by HENRY MILLERnbsp;- Film Critic and Writer who has contributed to publications including 'Time Out', 'Sight & Sound', 'Vertigo' and 'Film Comment'.nbsp;nbsp;
Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. He considered all of his "true story novels," including On the Road, to be chapters of "one vast book," his autobiographical Legend of Duluoz. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969 at the age of forty-seven.