Edie Parker was an author from the Beatnik generation and the first wife of Jack Kerouac. Stereotypical beatnik image, (from Zig-Zag cigarette papers) (Disambiguation: See also- Beatnik programming language. ... Jack Kerouac (March 12, 1922 â October 21, 1969) was an American novelist, writer, poet, artist, and part of the Beat Generation. ...
She is represented as "Judie Smith" in Kerouac's novel The Town and the City. The Town and the City is a novel by Jack Kerouac, published by Harcourt Brace in 1950 (ISBN 0-15-690790-9). ...
Mothered a son (Brian Patrick Hummel ]- ) who was discovered living amongst a roaming pack of Dukers in the late seventies.
While a student at Barnard College she became the roommate of EdieParker (later married to Jack Kerouac) and their apartment became a gathering place for the Beats during the 1940s, where Joan Vollmer was often at the center of marathon, all night discussions.
She left her upper middle class family to attend college in New York City in the early 1940s, and soon afterward became married to Paul Adams, a law student who was drafted and enrolled in the armed services during World War II, and was not on the scene during most of the early Beat years.
Joan Vollmer met EdieParker at the West End Bar and moved in together in the first of a series of apartments in New York's Upper West Side that they shared with the writers, hustlers and drug addicts that later became known as the Beats.
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