On the Road
Penguin, 28/12/1976 - 320 páginas
The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation
Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naivete and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.
"An authentic work of art . . . the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as 'beat,' and whose principal avatar he is."
--Gilbert Millstein, The New York Times
"On the Road has the kind of drive that blasts through to a large public. . . . What makes the novel really important, what gives it that drive is a genuine new, engaging and exciting prose style. . . . What keeps the book going is the power and beauty of the writing."
--Kenneth Rexroth, San Francisco Chronicle
"One of the finest novels of recent years. . . a highly euphoric and intensely readable story about a group of wandering young hedonists who cross the country in endless search of kicks."
--Leonard Feather, Downbeat
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)Procura do Utilizador - Rupam Devkota - Goodreads
1/10. I didnot like this book. Everything just sucks. Written by a total loser who really don't know what life means, the book is a prime instance of how a white hetrosexual males see the world ... Ler crítica na íntegra
Review: On the Road (Duluoz Legend)Procura do Utilizador - Curtis Penner - Goodreads
Very good. Written in the Beatnik fashion, including the exaggerations used in the talk. This was part of the exploration of the Classics. It IS a candidate for the classics. Many fiction classics are ... Ler crítica na íntegra