In its time Jack Kerouac's masterpiece was the bible of the Beat Generation, the essential prose accompaniment to Allen Ginsberg's Howl. While it stunned the public and literary establishment when it was published in 1957, it is now recognized as an ...
American classic. With On the Road, Kerouac discovered his voice and his true subject--the search for a place as an outsider in America.
On the Road swings to the rhythms of fifties underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns, and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveler and mystic, the living epitome of Beat.
"Life is great, and few can put the zest and wonder and sadness and humor of it on paper more interestingly than Kerouac." --Luther Nichols, San Francisco Examiner
"Just as, more than any other novel of the Twenties, The Sun Also Rises came to be regarded as the testament of the Lost Generation, so it seems certain that On the Road will come to be known as that of the Beat Generation." --Gilbert Millstein, The New York Times
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L'ho letto piena di aspettative vista la sua nomea di classico immancabile...ma temo che questo libro, così come i suoi personaggi, siano figli del loro tempo e non possano essere trasportati verso altre generazioni. 3 stelle perché comunque da
..." l'idea di cosa si cercava nel viaggio in un certo periodo...ma é stata una lettura noiosa, interminabile. Continua...Nascondi
(...) I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who
... never yawn or say commonplace thing, but burn burn burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars (...)Continua...Nascondi