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The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published as Kerouac originally composed it

IN THREE WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first full draft of On the Road?typed as a single-spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped together to form a 120-foot scroll. A major literary event when it was published in Viking hardcover in 2007, this is the uncut version of an American classic?rougher, wilder, and more provocative than the official work that appeared, heavily edited, in 1957. This version, capturing a moment in creative history, represents the first full expression of Kerouac's revolutionary aesthetic.

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'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, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than F. Scott Fitzgerald's, and the narrative goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.

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Written in a frenzied three weeks upon a twenty-foot roll of paper, On the Road is Jack Kerouac's stream-of-consciousness masterpiece of exuberance and melanchoy, a testament to the terrible, exhilarating joy of being alive. Highly recommended.
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ISBN:
9780141182674
Author:
KEROUAC, JACK
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
N
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
Publication Date:
20000224
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
198 x 128 in.

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"Synopsis" by , '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, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than F. Scott Fitzgerald's, and the narrative goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.

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