On the Road

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Penguin, 2003 - Fiction - 307 pages
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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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User Review  - TXSinParis - Fnac

I am re-reading this book and the second time around it is still a classic 'road book.' Read full review

Brilliance!

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If I published a dictionary, in it you could find the definition of a lost word, not spoken about the lips and tongue of man since the beginning of human existence nor by angelic beings since the creation of existence itself. The word is great brilliance and the definition is On The Road! Read full review

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Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the RoadThe Dharma BumsBig Sur, and Visions of Cody.

Ann Charters is a Professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut. She is the editor of The Portable Sixties ReaderThe Portable Jack Kerouac, two volumes of Jack Kerouac's Selected Letters, and Beat Down to Your Soul. She teaches at the University of Connecticut.

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