Tuesday, September 18, 2007

'On the Road' Celebrating Jack Kerouac's legendary novel

2007 marks the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's legendary American novel 'On the road', the only book that succeeds in putting down on paper all the mystery and promise of America's great open road.

Kerouac's original manuscript which was typed in 3 weeks on one long sheet of teletype paper affectionately called 'the roll', was sold in 2001 for $2.4 million. Now that's one damn good read.

'On the Road' traces Kerouac's spontaneous road trips across the states during the changing times of post war America, and inspired countless young writers, artists and musicians, helping to shape America's youth culture for decades. Viking Press who published the first addition of 'On the Road in August 1957, fifty years ago today, have recently publishing an uncensored version of the book with material that was deemed unsuitable at the time.

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Travel Light Reading

On The Road - Jack Kerouac
The novel that defined the Beat generation, this exuberant tale of two men traversing America is as fresh and fantastic as ever.

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