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 - Daniel Lomax - Goodreads
Jack Kerouac is on the road to nowhere. His characters don't develop, his plot doesn't progress, his perspective doesn't challenge (what even is the "new beat" he talks of?). Like Burroughs in Naked ... Read full review
Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)User Review - Curtis Penner - Goodreads
Very good. Written in the Beatnik fashion, including the exaggerations used in the talk. This was part of the exploration of the Classics. It IS a candidate for the classics. Many fiction classics are ... Read full review
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