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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If you love being confused, READ THIS BOOKProcura do Utilizador - Annmaree - Borders
This book moves so quickly that it is not even an enjoyable read. I always have to finish every book that I start and this was a tough one to get through. I really wanted to like this book because ... Ler crítica na íntegra
Interesting, but not Kerouac's best...Procura do Utilizador - WarmTaffy - Borders
Although widely considered to be Kerouac's greatest work, I myself was not too impressed with On the Road. Reading through the novel, you can definately tell the extent of influence drugs had on ... Ler crítica na íntegra