On the Road

On the Road When Jack Kerouac S On The Road First Appeared In 1957, Readers Instantly Felt The Beat Of A New Literary Rhythm A Fictionalised Account Of His Own Journeys Across America With His Friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac S Beatnik Odyssey Captured The Soul Of A Generation And Changed The Landscape Of American Fiction For Ever.Influenced By Jack London And Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac Always Wanted To Be A Writer, But His True Voice Only Emerged When He Wrote About His Own Experiences In On The Road Leaving A Broken Marriage Behind Him, Sal Paradise Kerouac Joins Dean Moriarty Cassady , A Tearaway And Former Reform School Boy, On A Series Of Journeys That Takes Them From New York To San Francisco, Then South To Mexico Hitching Rides And Boarding Buses, They Enter A World Of Hobos And Drifters, Fruit Pickers And Migrant Families, Small Towns And Wide Horizons Adrift From Conventional Society, They Experience America In The Raw A Place Where Living Is Hard, But Life Is Holy And Every Moment Is Precious.With Its Smoky, Jazz Filled Atmosphere And Its Restless, Yearning Spirit Of Adventure, On The Road Left Its Mark On The Culture Of The Late 20th Century, Influencing Countless Books, Films And Songs Kerouac S Prose Is Remarkable Both For Its Colloquial Swing And For The Pure Lyricism Inspired By The American Landscape The Backroads, The Black Tar Roads That Curve Among The Mournful Rivers Like Susquehanna, Monongahela, Old Potomac And Monocacy This Folio Society Edition Is Illustrated With Evocative Photographs Of Kerouac And The Landscapes Of 1950s America Now Acknowledged As A Modern Classic, On The Road Remains A Thrilling And Poignant Story Of The Road Less Travelled. This is probably the worst book I have ever finished, and I m forever indebted to the deeply personality disordered college professor who assigned it, because if it hadn t been for that class I never would ve gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate.I deeply cherish but don t know that I fully agree with Truman Capote s assessment that _On the Road_ is not writing at all it s typing Lovely, Turman, but let s be clear typing by itself is fairly innocuous thi This is probably the worst book I have ever finished, and I m forever indebted to the deeply personality disordered college professor who assigned it, because if it hadn t been for that class I never would ve gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate.I deeply cherish but don t know that I fully agree with Truman Capot
I m supposed to like On the Road, right Well, I don t I hate it and I always have There are a lot of reasons why I hate it I find Kerouac s attitude toward the world pathetically limited and paternalistic InOn the Roadhe actually muses about how much he wishes that he could have been born a Negro in the antebellum South, living a simple life free from worry, and does so seemingly without any sense of irony On every page, the book is about how Kerouac a young, white, middle class, so I m supposed to like On the Road, right Well, I don t I hate it and I always
A View from the CouchOTR has received some negative reviews lately, so I thought I would try to explain my rating.This novel deserves to lounge around in a five star hotel rather than languish in a lone star saloon.DisclaimerPlease forgive my review It is early morning and I have just woken up with a sore head, an empty bed and a full bladder.ConfesssionLet me begin with a confession that dearly wants to become an assertion.I probably read this book before most of you were born.So there Wouldn A View from the CouchOTR has received some negative reviews lately, so I thought I would try to explain my rating.This novel deserves to lounge around in a five star hotel rather than languish in a lone star saloon.DisclaimerPlease forgive my review It is early morning and I have just woken up with a sore head, an empty bed and a full bladder.ConfesssionLet me begin with a confession that dearly wants to become an assertion.I probably read
This is the book which has given me anxiety attacks on sleepless nights.This is the book which has glared at me from its high pedestal of classical importance in an effort to browbeat me into finally finishing it And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ignorance every time I browsed any of the countless 1001 books to read before you die lists.Yes Jack Kerouac, you have tormented me for the past 3 years and every day I couldn t summon the strength to open another page o This is the book which has given me anxiety attacks on sleepless nights.This
I ve been thinking about this book a lot lately, so I figured that I d go back and write something about it When I first read this book, I loved it as a piece of art, but its effect on me was different than I expected So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit their jobs and go to the road, become a hippie or a beat and give up the rest When I read it though, I had been completely obsessed with hippie culture for a long time, and it caused me to steer away from it for a whil I ve been thinking about this book a lot lately, so I figured that I d go back and write something about it When I first read this book, I loved it as a piece of art, but its effect on me was differ
I read On The Road when I was 16 When I was 16, I was so depressed I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality On The Road made me not depressed In fact it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, andimportantly to write If I were still 16 I would give On The Road 5 stars I would say, go Go Read this book and be mad for life, delirious, exploding outward into the big uncovered road Consume vanilla ice cream and apple pie Drink black coffee F I read On The Road when I was 16 When I was 16, I was so depressed I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality On The Road made me not depressed In fact it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, andimportantly to write If I were still 16 I would give On The Road 5 stars I would say, go Go Read this book and be mad for life, delirious, exploding outward into the big uncovered road Consume vanilla ice cream and apple pie Drink black coffee Fuck a million times on a small bed and smoke cigarettes all night for a thousand years Go When I was 21 I re read On The Road At this point in my life, I smoked so much pot th
Kerouac s masterpiece breathes youth and vigor for the duration and created the American bohemian beat lifestyle which has been the subject of innumerable subsequent books, songs, and movies I have read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorated because of the restlessness of the text and the vibrance of the characters There was an extraordinary exhibit at the Pompidou Center earlier this year where the original draft in Kerouac s handwriting was laid o Kerouac s masterpiece breathes youth and vigor for the duration and created the American bohemian beat lifestyle which has been the subject of innumerable subsequent books, songs, and movies I have read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorated because of the restlessness of the text and the vibrance of the characters There was an extraordinary exhibit at the Pompidou Center earlier this year where the original draft in Kerouac s handwriting was laid out end to end in a glass case It was like seeing the original copy of Don Quixote in the royal palace in Madrid very moving In any case, there is no excuse not to read this wonderful high point of mid 20th century American literature.Re read and found both beauty and sadness in this work The sadness stems from the sexism, racism, and homophobia expressed throughout the book Sign of the times, I know, but it is still painful to see
Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half assed justification of some pretty stupid, self destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child This validation is dressed up as a celebration of freedom etc As literary art, stylistically, the book is pretty bad The analogies to bebop or even free jazz are misguided That improvisation was by talented musicians, Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half assed justification of some pretty stupid, self destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child This validation is dressed up as a celebration of freedom etc As literary art, stylistically, the book is pretty bad The analogies to bebop or even free jazz are misguided That improvisation was by talented musicians, or at least musicians who understood music, had a remarkable ear Kerouac is just rambling and he thinks that qualifies as the literary equivalent of jazz improv It doesn t It s just tiresome DeLillo s prose is an examp
Herein lies that gnarly root of the all American Sense of Entitlement Coupling this with Huck Finn as THE quintessential American Novel is One Enormous mistake Twain at least entertains, at least follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend Kerouac might just be the biggest literary quack of the 20th century The book is awkward, structured not as ONE single trip, but composed of a few coast to coast coastings, all having to do with this now overused Herein lies that gnarly root of the all American Sense of Entitlement Coupling this with Huck Finn as THE quintessential American Novel is One Enormous mistake Twain at least entertains, at least follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend Kerouac might just be the biggest literary quack of the 20th century The book is awkward, structured not as ONE single trip, but composed of a few coast to coast coastings, all having to do with this now overused motif.I despise it Living in Denver, Kerouacville, mak
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the roadI am not really into classics.I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic But as you may tell, I didn t cast spells while reading On the Road I didn t climb the dark wizard s tower, nor heard prophecies whispered in the dark I set my sword aside for a while, and hushed my heart s desire to experience passionate romances After a dear friend s ravNothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the roadI am not really into classics.I always preferred the fantasy genre, due to an innate escapism, a vivid imagination and a constant longing for magic But as you may tell, I didn t cast spells while reading On the Road I didn t climb the dark wizard s tower, nor heard prophecies whispered in the dark I set my sword aside for a while, and hushed my heart s desire to experience passionate romances After a dear friend s raving about Jack Kerouac, I succumbed to peer pressure And I am rather glad that I didI was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt The world was suddenly rich with possibilityIf you must know one thing about On the Road, is that

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  • Paperback
  • 307 pages
  • On the Road
  • Jack Kerouac
  • English
  • 22 June 2019
  • 0140042598