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On the Road

by Jack Kerouac

On The Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, Kerouac's American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than F. Scott Fitzgerald's, and the narrative goes r...
Publish Date
2011
August 31
Goodreads rating
3.62
ISBN
9780142437254
Tags
travelhobbies-and-recreationclassicsfiction
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
Opened up the ecstatic beauty of life’s little moments to me as a teenager.     source
Steve Jobs and I definitely read On the Road prior to the India trip.     source
Sep 20, 1991
I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else’s.     source
Jack Kerouac has a huge impact on my life, On the Road, Dharma Bums. His books were initially tapped me into the idea that life could be ecstatically beautiful.      source
Read On the Road.     source