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On the Road : 50th Anniversary Edition - Jack Kerouac

On the Road

50th Anniversary Edition

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A 50th anniversary hardcover edition of Kerouacas classic novel that defined a generation
Few novels have had as profound an impact on American culture as "On the Road." Pulsating with the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, illicit drugs, and the mystery and promise of the open road, Kerouacas classic novel of freedom and longing defined what it meant to be abeata and has inspired generations of writers, musicians, artists, poets, and seekers who cite their discovery of the book as the event that aset them free.a Based on Kerouacas adventures with Neal Cassady, "On the Road" tells the story of two friends whose four cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naAvetA(c) and wild abandon, and imbued with Kerouacas 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. This hardcover edition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of the novel in 1957 and will be a must-have for any literature lover.

ISBN: 9780670063260
ISBN-10: 9780306823121
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th November 2007
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 23.3

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, where, he said, he 'roamed fields and riverbanks by day and night, wrote little novels in my room, first novel written at age eleven, also kept extensive diaries and "newspapers" covering my own-invented horse-racing and baseball and football worlds' (as recorded in the novel Doctor Sax). He was educated by Jesuit brothers in Lowell. He said that he 'decided to become a writer at age seventeen under influence of Sebastian Sampas, local young poet, who later died on Anzio beach head; read the life of Jack London at eighteen and decided to also be a lonesome traveler; early literary influences Saroyan and Hemingway; later Wolfe (after I had broken leg in Freshman football at Columbia read Tom Wolfe and roamed his New York on crutches).'

Kerouac wished, however, to develop his own new prose style, which he called 'spontaneous prose.' He used this technique to record the life of the American 'traveler' and the experiences of the Beat generation of the 1950s. This may clearly be seen in his most famous novel On the Road, and also in The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums. His first more orthodox published novel was The Town and the City. Jack Kerouac, who described himself as a 'strange solitary crazy Catholic mystic,' was working on his longest novel, a surrealistic study of the last ten years of his life when he died in 1969, aged forty-seven.

Other works by Jack Kerouac include Big Sur, Desolation Angels, Lonesome Traveler, Visions of Gerard, Tristessa, and a book of poetry called Mexico City Blues. On the Road: The Original Scroll, the full uncensored transcription of the original manuscript of On the Road, is published by Penguin Modern Classics.

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