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On the road

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1997.
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Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
On the road.
New York : Viking, 1997
(OCoLC)603699312
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0670874787 9780670874781
OCLC Number: 36597852
Description: 307 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac.

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Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy.

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Perfectly captures the moral of male irresponsibility, ELC review

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2014-03-06) Good Permalink

  This book is famous and infamous, and justifiably so. It captures perfectly the attitude and outlook of a segment of the (especially male) population, especially in the 60's and 70's, and especially in America. But it is a celebration of irresponsibility, of rebellion not just against the system...
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