Beat Generation: On The Road
In Wisconsin, United States
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A tribute cache to my favorite BEAT writer
More to come from the Beat Generation...
On the Road is a novel by American writer Jack Kerouac, written in April 1951, and published by Viking Press in 1957. It is a largely autobiographical work that was based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America. It is often considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation that was inspired by jazz, poetry, and drug experiences. While many of the names and details of Kerouac's experiences are changed for the novel, hundreds of references in On the Road have real-world counterparts. When the book was originally released, The New York Times hailed it as "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.” In 1998, the Modern Library ranked On the Road 55th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.
Enjoy the beatific view overlooking the Pike River!
CONGRATS TO tom k. ON THE FTF!
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Last Updated: on 8/17/2015 8:02:32 AM Pacific Daylight Time (3:02 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum