✓ On the Road ë Download by Õ Jack Kerouac
✓ On the Road ë Download by Õ Jack Kerouac Herein lies that gnarly root of the all American Sense of Entitlement Coupling this with Huck Finn as THE quintessential American Novel is One Enormous mistake Twain at least entertains, at least follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend Kerouac might just be the biggest literary quack of the 20th century The book is awkward, structured not as ONE single trip, but composed of a few coast to coast coastings, all having to do with this now overused motif.
I despise it Living in Denver, Kerouactown, makes me hate him A tale of a closeted individual who really has nothing to say He has glorified a ruffian DEAN DEAN DEANDEAN whose selfishness sits well with him What Sal does say, however, ever so dully, is just how Cool those around him are, how his only addition to this incomprehensible BEAT movement is as lame as those of a newspaper I ve been thinking about this book a lot lately, so I figured that I d go back and write something about it When I first read this book, I loved it as a piece of art, but its effect on me was different than I expected So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit their jobs and go to the road, become a hippie or a beat and give up the rest When I read it though, I had been completely obsessed with hippie culture for a long time, and it caused me to steer away from it for a while While I thought that it would be a rollicking tale of freedom and glory, I found that all of Dean s conquests were tainted by the fact that he had to take advantage of other people every step of the way He was a hugely entertaining character, but would have been a terrible friend, lover, or even acquaintance From the women he married to gas station at When Jack Kerouac S On the Road First Appeared In , Readers Instantly Felt The Beat Of A New Literary Rhythm A Fictionalised Account Of His Own Journeys Across America With His Friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac S Beatnik Odyssey Captured The Soul Of A Generation And Changed The Landscape Of American Fiction For EverInfluenced By Jack London And Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac Always Wanted To Be A Writer, But His True Voice Only Emerged When He Wrote About His Own Experiences In On the Road Leaving A Broken Marriage Behind Him, Sal Paradise Kerouac Joins Dean Moriarty Cassady , A Tearaway And Former Reform School Boy, On A Series Of Journeys That Takes Them From New York To San Francisco, Then South To Mexico Hitching Rides And Boarding Buses, They Enter A World Of Hobos And Drifters, Fruit Pickers And Migrant Families, Small Towns And Wide Horizons Adrift From Conventional Society, They Experience America In The Raw A Place Where Living Is Hard, But Life Is Holy And Every Moment Is PreciousWith Its Smoky, Jazz Filled Atmosphere And Its Restless, Yearning Spirit Of Adventure, On the Road Left Its Mark On The Culture Of The Late Th Century, Influencing Countless books, Films And Songs Kerouac S Prose Is Remarkable Both For Its Colloquial Swing And For The Pure Lyricism Inspired By The American Landscape The Backroads, The Black Tar Roads That Curve Among The Mournful Rivers Like Susquehanna, Monongahela, Old Potomac And Monocacy This Folio Society Edition Is Illustrated With Evocative Photographs Of Kerouac And The Landscapes Of S America Now Acknowledged As A Modern Classic, On the Road Remains A Thrilling And Poignant Story Of The Road Less Travelled This is the book which has given me anxiety attacks on sleepless nights.
This is the book which has glared at me from its high pedestal of classical importance in an effort to browbeat me into finally finishing it And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ignorance every time I browsed any of the countless 1001 books to read before you die lists.
Yes Jack Kerouac, you have tormented me for the past 3 years and every day I couldn t summon the strength to open another page of On the Road and subject my brain to the all too familiar torture of Sal s sleep inducing, infuriatingly monotonous narration Finally, I conquer you after nearly 3 years of dithering I am the victorious one in the batt Kerouac s masterpiece breathes youth and vigor for the duration and created the American bohemian beat lifestyle which has been the subject of innumerable subsequent books, songs, and movies I have read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorated because of the restlessness of the text and the vibrance of the characters There was an extraordinary exhibit at the Pompidou Center earlier this year where the original draft in Kerouac s handwriting was laid out end to end in a glass case It was like seeing the original copy of Don Quixote in the royal palace in Madrid very moving In any case, there is no excuse not to read this wonderful high point of mid 20th century American literature.
Re read and found both beauty and sadness in this work The sadness stems from the sexism, racism, and homophobia expressed throughout the book Sign of the ti I read On the Road when I was 16 When I was 16, I was so depressed I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality On the Road made me not depressed In fact it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and importantly to write If I were still 16 I would give On the Road 5 stars I would say, go Go read this book and be mad for life, delirious, exploding outward into the big uncovered road Consume vanilla ice cream and apple pie Drink black coffee Fuck a million times on a small bed and smoke cigarettes all night for a thousand years Go When I was 21 I re read On the Road At this point in my life, I smoked so much pot that I can t really remember the exact effect it had on me, other than the fact that I was very impressed with the glowing red eyes of Chicago and the book in general left a sort of a rumbling 484 On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States 2015 1394 388 9789643625245 1395 20 1394 540 9786008211242 1957
Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half assed justification of some pretty stupid, self destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child This validation is dressed up as a celebration of freedom etc As literary art, stylistically, the book is pretty bad The analogies to bebop or even free jazz are misguided That improvisation was by talented musicians, or at least musicians who understood music, had a remarkable ear Kerouac is just rambling and he thinks that qualifies as the literary equivalent of jazz improv It doesn t It s just tiresome DeLillo s prose is an example of prose that accurately can be described as analogous to bebop I m not going to hold it against anyone that they I m supposed to like On the Road, right Well, I don t I hate it and I always have There are a lot of reasons why I hate it I find Kerouac s attitude toward the world pathetically limited and paternalistic InOn the Roadhe actually muses about how much he wishes that he could have been born a Negro in the antebellum South, living a simple life free from worry, and does so seemingly without any sense of irony On every page, the book is about how Kerouac a young, white, middle class, solipsistic alcoholic feels, and nothing But that s only one reason I hate this book The main reason I hate it is because, for me, reading Kerouac s prose is almost physically painful I love the ramblings of self centered drunks when they re self deprecating, ironic, and or funny, but Kerouac was none of these things He was a pretentious, self import
This novel deserves to lounge around in a five star hotel rather than languish in a lone star saloon.
DisclaimerPlease forgive my review It is early morning and I have just woken up with a sore head, an empty bed and a full bladder.
ConfesssionLet me begin with a confession that dearly wants to become an assertion.
I probably read this book before most of you were born.
So there Wouldn t you love to say that If only I had the courage of my convictions.
Instead, I have only convictions, and they are many and varied.
However, I am sure that by the end of my this sentence, I shall be released.
Elevated to the BarI read OTR in