On the Road
On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.
Kerouac's classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be “Beat” and has inspired every generation since its initial publication more than forty years ago.
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Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)User Review - Desislava - Goodreads
I've watched the movie before and didn't like it but I kept hearing how this classic novel has the ability to change lives, how it defined a generation. So I thought I would give it a try and read the ... Read full review
Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)User Review - Alex - Goodreads
I discovered Kerouac in tenth grade, right when all the kicks seem most dazzling, and I thought yes! This is the crazy bohemian life! And I spent the next ten years trying to be a Beatnik. I ... Read full review
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