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On the Road

Introd. by Ann Charters

On the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, Kerouac's American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than F. Scott Fitzgerald's, and the narrative goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and passion.
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Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. Educated by Jesuit brothers in Lowell, he decided to become a writer at age seventeen and developed his own writing style, which he called 'spontaneous prose'. He used this technique to record the life of the American 'traveler' and the experiences of the Beat Generation, most memorably in On the Road and also in The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums. His other works include Big Sur, Desolation Angels, Lonesome Traveler, Visions of Gerard, Tristessa, and a book of poetry called Mexico City Blues. Jack Kerouac died in 1969.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 280
Erscheinungsdatum 24.02.2000
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-118267-4
Reihe Penguin Modern Classics
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,8/2,5 cm
Gewicht 237 g
Verkaufsrang 7.638
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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