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On the Road - Jack Kerouac
On the Road
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First published in 1957, this novel epitomized to the world the Beat philosophy. It chronicles a spontaneous and wandering life style founded both on jazz and drug-induced visions.
First published in 1957, this novel epitomized to the world the Beat philosophy. It chronicles a spontaneous and wandering life style founded both on jazz and drug-induced visions.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140042597 (0140042598)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
Series: Duluoz Legend
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 The Birth of Modern America
One of the main reasons that I decided to read this book, other than the fact that it happens to be a modern classic, is because I was reading an article in a Christian magazine that was complaining about how this book, and the motor car in general, is responsible for the promiscuous, permissive, an...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
2.5 Tumultous River
Alas, it promised much and delivered sparely. "On the Road" is a book that seems to be written as man would tell a long collection of anecdotes. Somewhere I saw it referred as a stream of conscience kind of writing. It does feel like a never stopping river: some fast stretches, distressing rapids...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
0.5 On closer inspection, still horrible
Yeah, yeah. I couldn't care about the irresponsible, chauvinistic and ignorant protagonist and his witless quest.Since writing the above I have read the PhD thesis of my friend, Loni Reynolds, on spiritual and religious themes in the Beats. After reading it I sent her this email:Hi Loni,Thanks so mu...
Proctosophy
Proctosophy rated it
4.0 On The Road review
Really talky. Some beautiful passages, especially towards the beginning and then at the end when the characters are driving through Mexico. Definitely written in a different style than what I'm familiar with.
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 Road Tripping: Cannery Row v. On the Road
I watched the film version of On the Road the other night, and while watching it I couldn’t help but compare Sal Paradise, Dean Moriarity and their fellow beats to the inhabitants of Cannery Row, more specifically Mack and the boys from the Palace Flophouse. That is, there aren’t that many similarit...
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