On the road

by Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969,

Format: Print Book 1999.
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Summary

The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation

September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of On the Road

Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naiveté and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With writers such as poet Allen Ginsberg, Kerouac founded the Beat movement, and this novel, about a group of the aimless and alienated wandering across the U.S., speaks for ``the Beat generation.'' [BKL S 1 57]"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fans of Kerouac get the whole beautiful, groovy deal with this new recording of the radically hip novel that many consider the heart of the Beat movement. Poetic, open and raw, Kerouac's prose lays out a cross-country adventure as experienced by Sal Paradise, an autobiographical character. A writer holed up in a room at his aunt's house, Paradise gets inspired by Dean Moriarty (a character based on Kerouac's friend Neal Cassady) to hit the road and see America. From the moment he gets on the seven train out of New York City, he takes the reader through the highs and lows of hitchhiking, bonding with fellow explorers and opting for beer before food. First published in 1957, Kerouac's perennially hot story continues to express the restless energy and desire for freedom that makes people rush out to see the world. The tale is only improved by Dillon's well-paced, articulate reading as he voices the flow of images and graveled reality of Paradise's search for the edge. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Penguin great books of the 20th century.
Subjects Beats (Persons) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :Penguin Books,1999.
Language English
Description 293 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780140283297
0140283293
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