On the Road: The Original Scroll: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 16, 2007 - Fiction - 416 pages
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The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published as Kerouac originally composed it

IN THREE WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first full draft of On the Road—typed as a single-spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped together to form a 120-foot scroll. A major literary event when it was published in Viking hardcover in 2007, this is the uncut version of an American classic—rougher, wilder, and more provocative than the official work that appeared, heavily edited, in 1957. This version, capturing a moment in creative history, represents the first full expression of Kerouac’s revolutionary aesthetic.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



  

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Unique spontaneous style of writing. - Flipkart
The survival tips are clear and concise. - LibraryThing
The story, on the other hand, is on a faster pace. - Flipkart
When you read this book, don't look for a plot. - Flipkart

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A blistering blitz of brilliance. Makes me want to drive across America, with nothing but hope and schizophrenia. Read full review

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I'm pretty sure I'm not the right generation or the right sex to appreciate this book. I found it and him to be occasionally cool but mostly infuriating and often offensive. Read full review

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Contents

Jack Kerouac and the Writing of On the Road
Kerouacs Nation of Underground Monsters
The Scroll Manuscriptand Contemporary Literary Theory JOSHUA KUPETZ
Copyright

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Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

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