Jack Kerouac's American Journey: The Real-life Odyssey of On the Road
From one of today's top Kerouac scholars comes a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at the true adventures that spawned one of the greatest American novels of all time, as well as the real lives of the key characters of the novelóSal Paradise, Dean Moriarty, Carlo Marx, Old Bull Hubbard, Camille, and others. Acclaimed author Paul Maher takes readers on the road with Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady via unprecedented access to Kerouac and Cassadyís correspondence, Ginsberg and Kerouacís notebooks and journals, as well as a look at the formative experience of Kerouac's philosophical and authorial aesthetic that went into this 20th-century classic.
Exactly fifty years after the September 1957 publication of On the Road comes the most thorough, insightful, and surprising account of the book's genesis.
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Jack Kerouac's American Journey: The Real-Life Odyssey of On the RoadUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Jack Kerouac was a self-centered alcoholic with an inability to commit and a seeming desire to fail. He was also a literary phenomenon who created a prose style based on bebop jazz, gave voice to the ... Read full review
Review: Jack Kerouac's American Journey: The Real-Life Odyssey of On the RoadUser Review - Steven Pattison - Goodreads
Biography of Jack Kerouac focused on the time in his life when he traveled the country, hung out with Neal Cassady and dreamed up the novel "On the Road". A good book on the real life stories ... Read full review