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On the road

Author: Jack Kerouac; Scott Donaldson
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1979.
Series: Viking critical library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Autobiographical fiction
Road fiction
Named Person: Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac; Jack Kerouac
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac; Scott Donaldson
OCLC Number: 46410516
Notes: Text of On the road originally published in 1957.
Description: xvii, 605 pages : portrait ; 21 cm.
Contents: On the road --
The Beat Generation --
Critical commentary --
Kerouac and his art --
Kerouac himself.
Series Title: Viking critical library.
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac ; text and criticism edited by Scott Donaldson.

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A penniless writer named Sal Paradise becomes inspired to hitchhike across America, taking the listener on a freewheeling journey through the 1950s youth counterculture. Joining up with other fellow vagabonds who are in love with life and open to adventure, they explore jazz, sex, drugs, and mysticism on the fringes of society.

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