Saturday, September 5, 2015

Kerouac's On the Road: 58th Anniversary

Jack Kerouac's On the Road was published on this date in 1957, making the legendary book 58 years old today. Click here for History,com's blurb about it.

Not his "best" novel, according to many, it is certainly the one that launched him to fame, starting with an over-the-top review (click here) by Gilbert Millstein in the New York Times (as luck would have it, Millstein was substituting for the regular reviewer, who would not have been so kind).

So, in honor of this auspicious occasion, today it is necessary for all Kerouac fans to read at least one chapter from On the Road. Which one are you going to read?

P.S. I'll make it easy: click here for the full text.

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