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2 edition of On the road. found in the catalog.

On the road.

Jack Kerouac

On the road.

by Jack Kerouac

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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination310 p. ;
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22327160M

First published in , a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans - mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer - whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam . On the Road Bookshop is located in the heart of historic Collinsville in an old building that once housed The Collins Axe Company. We have 25+ years of experience in buying and selling used and rare books and belong to Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers association.

Jack Kerouac’s book On the Road explores a variety of themes, including the following The desire for adventure The desire for freedom The yearning for originality An opposition to restrictions. Perhaps the most famous and influential of the Beat novels, Jack Kerouac's On the Road represents much of what made the Beat and Counterculture movements so unique and important. The plot concerning the road trips and adventures experienced by Kerouac and his friends is well-known, as are the rumors and tall tales of the books' production.

The Road is a post-apocalyptic novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. The book details the journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unspecified cataclysm that has destroyed most of civilization and, in Author: Cormac McCarthy.   'On the Road is such a patchy book, like much Beat writing, in fact. The whole heart-on-the-sleeve romanticism is off-putting, even embarassing. Apart from some really brilliant descriptive.


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"On The Road" was the bible for the beat generation of the late s and s. I've only just got round to reading it and I don't think I've missed much. The writing isn't particularly lyrical or descriptive and, apart from his mates and their women, none of the characters encountered on the road are developed or described in any great by: On the Road book.

R reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When Jack Kerouac’s On the Road first appeared inreaders ins /5(K). On The Road, the most famous of Jack Kerouac's works, is not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century.

Like nearly all of Kerouac's writing, On The Road is thinly fictionalized autobiography, filled with a cast 4/5(K). On the Road On the Road, novel by Jack Kerouac, written over the course of three weeks in and published in On the Road is a novel by Jack Kerouac that was that was first published in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, written in Apriland published by Viking Press in It is a largely autobiographical work that was written based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America.4/5(8).

Published inOn the Road was both a critical and commercial success. More importantly, it put Jack Kerouac, and the rest of his Beat buddies, squarely on the literary map. That was no real coincidence either, as many of the characters are in fact based on real, live figures in the On the road.

book movement, like Allen Ginsberg (represented as “Carlo Marx” in the book) and William S. Burroughs (“Old Bull. In the winter ofthe reckless and joyous Dean Moriarty, fresh out of another stint in jail and newly married, comes to New York City and meets Sal Paradise, a young writer with an intellectual group of friends, among them the poet Carlo Marx.

Dean fascinates Sal, and their friendship begins three years of restless journeys back and forth Cited by: "On the Road" is a novel of experience; it tells tales of madness played out by all kinds of strange characters, in settings as diverse as a Virginia small-town diner, a New York jazz-joint, and a Mexican whore-house.

What connects these adventures is the characters' refusal to miss out on life,and their determination to get the most out of now. On the Road is considered the most important book representing the Beat Generation (a term coined by Jack Kerouac).

What defined this cultural movement and the works that it inspired. Why do you think Sal so drawn to Dean?5/5. On the Road with Steve Hartman, New York, NY, United States. K likes. "On the Road with Steve Hartman" airs Fridays on CBS Evening News and on CBS Sunday Morning.

Send us story ideas to Followers: K. The novel begins with the man and boy in the woods, the boy asleep, as the two of them are making their journey along the road.

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world, date and place unnamed, though the reader can assume it's somewhere in what was the United States because the man tells the boy that they're walking the "state roads.".

“On the Road” in all of its versions is the story of a series of cross-country trips made by Kerouac between and — “trips” rather than “travels,” because they are all about Author: Luc Sante.

The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generationSeptember 5th, marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of On the RoadInspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience/5(24).

Essays for On the Road. On the Road essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of On the Road by Jack Kerouac.

Jack Kerouac's Fear of Women and Lust; Idealism and the Road in the late s vs. the s in On the Road and Easy Rider. Based on Jack Kerouc's beloved American novel, On The Road is the story of Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, and Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con, married to the very 44%.

About On the Road. The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation September 5th, marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of 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.

The true story of On the Road, then, is this: Inwhile still working on his first novel, The Town and the City, Kerouac decided to next write a novel about the American road. In the. Perhaps no manuscript of any book in this series had such a strange artistic and physical history as the famous text of On the Road.

Jack Kerouac. "On the Road has the kind of drive that blasts through to a large public What makes the novel really important, what gives it that drive is a genuine new, engaging and exciting prose style What keeps the book going is the power and beauty of the 4/4().

Redhead by the Side of the Road is a little book with a lot of quiet power. A novella, I imagine, though I don't know the exact word count. It's a book about a middle-aged man called Micah Mortimer. He's a self-employed techie with a business aptly called 'Tech Hermit'/5.

On the road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac. It is based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States. It is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life .Does On the Road make an argument for or against this statement?

You may have noticed that the book is in five parts. How do you think Kerouac's editors choose to divide the story (i.e., what are the starts and ends in each section), and how do these divisions create narrative flow?