October 1, 2012

on the road . . .


on the road is a novel by american writer jack kerouac. the idea for on the road formed during the late 1940s, it was to be kerouac's second novel. it underwent several drafts before kerouac completed it in april 1951. 
on the road is based on the travels of kerouac and his friends across america. its considered a defining work of the postwar with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry and drug use. 
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. via
the famous novel has now been made into a movie with the perfect cast embracing the 50s style classic.
we are certainly looking forward to seeing it!
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