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On the Road

Author: Kerouac, Jack Set In . . .
 Illinois, Louisiana, California, Chicago, San Francisco, Virginia, North America, USA, New Orleans, New York City, Central America, Mexico, Colorado, Denver, Mexico City, New York
Genre: Autobiography
Time Frame: 1950s
Published: 1957
Description: The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation

September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of On the Road

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 naiveté 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.  
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