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On the Road: the Original Scroll By Jack Kerouac Joshua Kupetz George Mouratidis Penny Vlagopoulos On the Road the Original Scroll The legendary scroll draft of On the Road published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it Though Jack Kerouac began thinking about the novel that was to become On the Road as early as

  • Title: On the Road: the Original Scroll
  • Author: Jack Kerouac Joshua Kupetz George Mouratidis Penny Vlagopoulos
  • ISBN: 067006355
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the Road: the Original Scroll By Jack Kerouac Joshua Kupetz George Mouratidis Penny Vlagopoulos The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it Though Jack Kerouac began thinking about the novel that was to become On the Road as early as 1947, it was not until three weeks in April 1951, in an apartment on West Twentieth Street in Manhattan, that he wrote the first full draft that was satisfactory to him TypeThe legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it Though Jack Kerouac began thinking about the novel that was to become On the Road as early as 1947, it was not until three weeks in April 1951, in an apartment on West Twentieth Street in Manhattan, that he wrote the first full draft that was satisfactory to him Typed out as one long, single spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper that he later taped together to form a 120 foot scroll, this document is among the most significant, celebrated, and provocative artifacts in contemporary American literary history It represents the first full expression of Kerouac s revolutionary aesthetic, the identifiable point at which his thematic vision and narrative voice came together in a sustained burst of creative energy It was also part of a wider vital experimentation in the American literary, musical, and visual arts in the post World War II period It was not until than six years later, and several new drafts, that Viking published, in 1957, the novel known to us today On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of On the Road, Viking will publish the 1951 scroll in a standard book format The differences between the two versions are principally ones of significant detail and altered emphasis The scroll is slightly longer and has a heightened linguistic virtuosity and a sexually frenetic tone It
    On the Road: the Original Scroll By Jack Kerouac Joshua Kupetz George Mouratidis Penny Vlagopoulos

    On the Road May , Storyline Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty s free spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. On the Road On the Road Rotten Tomatoes Based on Jack Kerouc s beloved American novel, On The Road is the story of Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, and Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex con, married to the very On the Road Jack Kerouac Books 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. On the Road Introduction Summary Britannica DETAIL Jack Kerouac s On the Road has become a classic text in American literary counterculture Set in the aftermath of the Second World War , Sal Paradise s account of his travels across America has become emblematic of the struggle to retain the freedom of the American dream in a sober historical moment. On the Road Summary SparkNotes On the Road In the winter of , the reckless and joyous Dean Moriarty, fresh out of another stint in jail and newly married, comes to New York City and meets Sal Paradise, a young writer with an intellectual group of friends, among them the poet Carlo Marx. ON THE ROAD Official Trailer YouTube Nov , IFC Films Sundance Selects present an MK and American Zoetrope Production ON THE ROAD, Jack Kerouac s generation defining classic After his father s dea On The Road Truck Simulator on Steam From tonners to the Gigaliner, On The Road Truck Simulator offers everything a trucker s heart desires In this realistic truck simulation, you have than km of motorway and country roads at your disposal including numerous detailed motorway interchanges.

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    1. Alice on said:

      I ve been meaning to review this book for a while, but I get sort of emotional reading what other people think about Kerouac, and it has been hard to figure out what I want to say I feel almost personally insulted by some of the negative reviews which is totally weird and inappropriate of me I guess I identify with Kerouac because in his heart he s not really all that unconventional, but he loves the company of wild adventurers and can be talked into almost anything.I reread the original well I [...]

    2. Chrissie on said:

      Jack Kerouac 1922 1969 is the author of this book He is considered a pioneer of the Beat generation, along with Allan Ginsberg and William S Burroughs If you are considering whether to read the book you must decide which edition to read The book first came out in 1957 with the title On the Road In 2007, the 50th anniversary edition of the book was published under the title On the Road the Original Scroll, which is what I have chosen to read and what I am reviewing This, the Scroll version, is a [...]

    3. Tosh on said:

      Five stars is not enough for this book it should be ten stars This is a very beautiful book and rightfully an American classic Stunning On The Road is the real deal I just started reading this and it s just a fantastic read The energy just pops out of the page The punk rock of novels Mr Jack just had the moment when he wrote this, and it is incredible experience to share that moment with the great man Great.

    4. Beth on said:

      I felt hungover by the time I was done reading this book I couldn t wait for it to end and it s not because I wanted to find out what was going to happen.While there are a few great lines like, My mother once said that the world would never find peace unless men fell at their women s feet and asked for forgiveness, and the famous, Because the only people who interest me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn [...]

    5. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      What I find intriguing about this book was how it was spontaneously written 3 months on a scroll of papers Jack Kerouac 1922 1969 did not have formal training on writing and probably he wanted to make a statement by packing up his things and write his experience while on the road with a friend, Neal Cassady 1926 1968 The book was largely autobiographical and describes Kerouac s road trip adventures across the United States and Mexico with Cassady in the late 40s, as well as his relationships wit [...]

    6. Sheri on said:

      This might be my only 1 star review on out of 300 I ve rated here so far Why didn t I like it In short, it s a buddy travel memoir by an extremely immature and sexist 30 something written in a single paragraph That s right All 300 pages of this book and I m not counting the 100 pages of introductions by the so called scholars and critics who adore Kerouac and this book are a single paragraph About a quarter of the way through this behemoth paragraph, it was all I could do not to put it down and [...]

    7. Fehiman on said:

      Yorumun asl ve devam Yorum Cad s nda.Yolda, daha nce okudu um hi bir kitaba benzemiyor do al ve arp c anlat m yla yo un bir kitap Kitab n edit r Howard Cunnell n deyi iyle ise do rudan, samimi, ipsiz saps z, vah i ve hakiki bir eser Bir ekilde bir yerlere ba l olan ama i indeki maceraperest ruhu da g rmezden gelemeyen herkesin, Yolda y okumas n tavsiye ederim.

    8. Stephen on said:

      The continent groans again and again The night is too often sad, the cities are mad or wild and sad some New York is the edge of the continent, and San Francisco, too and sometimes they re the rim of the world, or some similar allusion Jack Kerouac and his friends, would be considered drunks and losers by the standards of most The author s muse and messiah, Neal Cassady, is a fellow too easily distracted, undisciplined and, by today s measurements, a candidate for depression medication In the r [...]

    9. T4ncr3d1 on said:

      Questa la storia dell America Tutti fanno quel che credono di dover fare Tutti conoscono Sulla strada, romanzo manifesto della beat generation, troppo d avanguardia per gli anni in cui fu pubblicato eppure inevitabilmente prodotto intimo di quegli stessi anni Migliaia sono le opere, le creazioni, che quel romanzo simbolo ispir , rendendo oggi fin troppo abusata l idea stessa del viaggio sulla strada, da costa a costa Eppure forse pochi sanno che il vero romanzo si nasconde altrove un rotolo scri [...]

    10. Carrie on said:

      I became a fan of the original version around my second year of high school I remember idolizing these crazy characters to the point of writing a paper for English class on The Beats When I heard that this minimally edited version was available, I looked forward to reliving my love of this wild bunch of friendsjumping madly across the continent Free of conformist society, traditional writing methods, and the mindless responsibilities of the new modern life At first I was intimidated by the visua [...]

    11. Jim Cherry on said:

      The plot to On The Road wouldn t really tell you what On The Road is about because the travels of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarity are existential than overt action Yes, they drive from coast to coast, meet people, go to parties, but it s not the action that is important but the experience Sal and Dean derive from each adventure.The real story of On The Road The Original Scroll isn t in the book but in how Kerouac created it The autobiographical elements that made up On The Road, Kerouac and Nea [...]

    12. Maria on said:

      It seems like I don t get along well with Mr Kerouac Maybe some other time.

    13. Lizara on said:

      durante el primer tercio del libro no estaba convencida pero me como el sombrero sin ning n problema este libro insufla vida.

    14. Gideon on said:

      The road is long and winding, and so is Jack Kerouac s writing, but it doesn t make for a very enjoyable novel As Truman Capote famously said, None of these people have anything interesting to say, he observed, and none of them can write, not even Mr Kerouac What they do isn t writing at all it s typing I understand what Kerouac is trying to do here to represent life in the wandering way that life exists, and to present two characters that don t know quite what they re looking for and don t find [...]

    15. SamanthaLee on said:

      Perhaps it s because I am a 19 year old liberal arts college student or perhaps it s because I always have and probably always will yearn for excitement and beauty and adventure, but whatever the reason may be, I absolutely loved Kerouac s On The Roadi Every passage drew me in deeper and deeper until I could hardly stand just how much I wanted jump in the car or on a train or bus and make it across the country to the West Coast Even the frantic tales of endless NYC nights beckoned me to get on t [...]

    16. on said:

      1951 tippte Jack Keruac auf seiner Schreibmaschine in einem Ausbruch kreativer Energie innerhalb von drei Wochen die erste Fassung von On the road ab Auf notd rftig zusammengeklebten Seiten, brachte er seine Reiseimpressionen in einem absatzlosen Text zu Papier.Ausgerollt formt dieses Schriftst ck auch physisch eine Stra e, was den Kultcharakter des Romans noch verst rkt.Im Gegensatz zum sechs Jahre sp ter erscheinenden Roman ist diese Rohfassung etwas l nger, roher, wilder, frenetischer und sex [...]

    17. Kathryn on said:

      On the Road Jack Kerouac s autobiographical novel of the exhilarating and exhausting cross country road trips of 20 somethings Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty was such an enormous watershed in American culture that it seems quite fitting that its 50th anniversary should be noted by Viking with no less than three newly published books On the Road The 50th Anniversary Edition, On the Road The Original Scroll, and Why Kerouac Matters The Lessons of On the Road While the 50th anniversary edition may [...]

    18. Çağlayan on said:

      D n p d n p birbirimize bakt k, nk bir d ellodur a k ve sonra, birbirlerimize son defa bakt k Bu kitap i imde bir eyleri ate ledi Orjinal ruloda ki iler ger ek isimleriyle verilmi ve yaz m hatalar d zeltilmemi , buna bay ld m Co kuyla bir eyler anlat rken dilinin dolanmas gibi Bitirdikten sonra kalbimin zerine koydum.

    19. Bert on said:

      I first read On The Road the non original scroll when I was 15 years old and it changed my life I was off school for the summer holidays and I read The Catcher In The Rye too, and despite not much else happening that summer, it remains vivid in my memory It was the first book that spoke to me, or for me, and I guess it either altered my way of thinking or else it validated what was already becoming a way of looking at the world for me For that reason I ve always been reluctant to revisit On The [...]

    20. Yasmin on said:

      Well it is actually hard to say if I enjoyed this book, it wasn t terrible, but this is one of the occasions when a better word should be used So I think three stars is fair At first I thought to say straight away that Kerouac was a sort of son to Steinbeck s short stories like Sweet Thursday, Cannery Row, etc etc and that his road odyssey was him and some pals escaping death and situations they couldn t handle But it is much than that, in fact it was so many things that I wondered at the end i [...]

    21. meltem on said:

      Bir s redir bu kitap hakk nda bir eyler yazmak i in kafam toparlamaya al yorum Sonunda o g n geldi galibaKitab kabaca zetlemek gerekirse, kitap yazar m z n arkada lar yla, lkenin bir ucundan di er ucuna yapt yolculuklar zerine lk olarak unu belirtmeliyim ki, bu kitap kesinlikle bekledi im gibi de ildi Overrated bir hipster kitab bekliyordum Hipster k sm tuttu ama kesinlikle overrated oldu unu s yleyemem Biraz k yaslama yapma f rsat buldu um i in belirteyim, benim de okudu um orijinal rulo versiy [...]

    22. Nikki on said:

      My first experience of On the Road was this quotation 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 a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars It was actually quoted in a fanfiction, as Axel s favourite book Kingdom Hearts AU It s stuck with me, ever since not the fanfiction itself, but the quotati [...]

    23. Jen Knox on said:

      I enjoyed this book far a few years ago I think Kerouac s tale is decent, gloriously rebellious, but over hyped this book is marked with a few fantastic insights but my belief is that On The Road is only popular due to timeliness and the oft consumed glamorization of alcoholism Kerouac was the face of the movement, not the grit.William Burroughs was able to write about such tales while bringing to life the disease, the twisting of the gut that follows escapades similar to Kerouac s, only with l [...]

    24. Justin Groot on said:

      This thing is a straight shunt into the mind of a terrifyingly good writer The prose jitters with energy Reading this is an amazing experience, and you should definitely do it.Will note that the book s portrayal of women and minorities sometimes descends into stereotypes and casual prejudice that made me squirm Sure it s from the fifties and people had different sensibilities back then yadda yadda but the fact that every female character exists only as an accessory to a man each female character [...]

    25. Rıdvan on said:

      be zibidinin yollarda ge en hayat Fena kitap say lmaz Yeralt edebiyat n n g zel bir rne i.Kitapla ilgili en ak lda kal c ey, ilk sayfadan son sayfaya kadar yaz yla dolu olmas Dolu dolu 490 sayfa yaz Ne b l mler aras bo luk var ne paragraflar aras Hatta paragraf maragraf yok kitapta D md z yazm ge mi adam.Bo vaktiniz varsa okuyun.

    26. Elisabeth on said:

      Dieses verr ckte, phantastische, rasend irre Buch voller wildem, echtem, traurigem Leben Der reinste Wahnsinn Ich liebe es Am besten gefallen mir die Szenen, in denen Kerouac voll reiner Leidenschaft die Musik beschreibt Aber es ist einfach alles komplett unglaublich und wunderbar D

    27. Reid on said:

      I read The Original Scroll only, and it was great, deserving of its status I haven t really compared the two yet, haven t read a full paragraph in OTR, but check out the difference in GR ratingsey are much higher for the Scroll Probably means they are very different experiences OK, here is my review of The Original Scroll Update, I ve read both, both 5 stars for me My opinion and experience The only negatives for me in On the Road The Original Scroll were the second 30 pages where Kerouac is sho [...]

    28. Arcadia on said:

      The impact and influence this book has had on my life is indescribable I decided to read the original scroll some 3 years after having read the novel version, book which changed my life forever I wanted to remind myself of why I had named Jack and On the Road as pivotal in my life, why I d named them as the explanation of my career choice, my interests, and I was promptly reminded indeed Kerouac s way of perceiving life is one that equates life to art The point of life is art The point of art is [...]

    29. Abram Dorrough on said:

      I cannot say the original scroll is any enjoyable or meaningful than the published novel All I can say is the format here is slightly cooler.After seeing what was censored by Kerouac s editors in the 6 years between his first draft and publication, which material I find relatively mild, it really is astounding to see how far literary censorship has come in the past several decades.

    30. Kyle van Oosterum on said:

      I don t know where to start Perhaps on the first page In this heavily unedited, raw manuscript, there appears a remarkable misprint I first met met Neal Cassady not long after my father had died It suggests a car misfiring right before it takes on a soulful and epiphanic odyssey, which is pretty much what this novel is There has probably never been a bigger fan of the continental United States than Jack Kerouac He s intoxicated by the landscape, gets high off of the Jazz and has a profound obses [...]

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