On the Road



Scritto In Tre Settimane, Su Un Un Enorme Rotolo Di Carta Per Telescriventi, Sulla Strada Usc Nel 1957, E Il Grande Successo Di Pubblico Ne Fece Subito Un Libro Di Culto, Capace Di Definire, E In Qualche Misura Anche Di Fondare, Uno Stile Di Vita E Di Pensiero Se Vero Che La Beat Generation Ha Tratto Dal Romanzo E Dalla Biografia Di Jack Kerouac I Tratti Pi Marcati E Universali Della Propria Fisionomia, Delle Proprie Estasi, Speranze E Disperazioni, Anche Vero Che Il Disagio Nevrotico Di Cui Esso Si Fa Interprete Costituisce La Prima Clamorosa Sfida Al Postbellico American Dream, E Finisce Dunque Per Incarnare Simbolicamente Qualsiasi Forma Di Opposizione, Qualsiasi Lacuna Di Resistenza E Di Marginalit Rispetto Ai Poteri Egemoni Il Viaggio Verso Sud Di Sal E Dean In Realt L Autore E L Amico Neal Cassady, Irriducibile Dropout , Lungo Le Strade Infinite Del Texas E Del Messico, In Definitiva Un Viaggio Verso Il Nulla, Nel Quale Ci Che Importa Non Arrivare, Ma Andare, Muoversi Indefinitamente Nella Speranza, Che Si Sa Comunque Vana, Di Esorcizzare Un Ansia E Un Male Di Vivere Sempre Crescenti, A Dispetto Delle Rischiose Vie Di Fuga Offerte Dall Alcool, Dalla Marijuana, Dalla Benzedrina L Ineludibile Bisogno Di Ribellarsi, Il Valore Dell Amicizia, La Ricerca Dell Autenticit E Di Una Difficilissima Appartenenza Offrono Le Coordinate Elementari Di Un Universo Giovanile Segnato Dall Ombra Nera Della Dissoluzione E Della Morte Un Universo Che Esigeva Allora, Ed Esige Tuttora, Il Rispetto E L Autocritica Che Si Deve Alle Vittime Di Un Silenzioso Quanto Micidiale Dramma Storico.On the Road

Jack Kerouac was born Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac on March 12, 1922, in Lowell, Massachusetts Jack Kerouac s writing career began in the 1940s, but didn t meet with commercial success until 1957, when On the Road was published The book became an American classic that defined the Beat Generation Kerouac died on October 21, 1969, from an abdominal hemorrhage, at age 47.

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  • Hardcover
  • 351 pages
  • On the Road
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Italian
  • 02 January 2018
  • 9788481304695

10 thoughts on “On the Road

  1. says:

    This is probably the worst book I have ever finished, and I m forever indebted to the deeply personality disordered college professor who assigned it, because if it hadn t been for that class I never would ve gotten through, and I gotta tell you, this is the book I love to hate.I deeply cherish but don t know that I fully agree with Truman Capote s assessment that _On the Road_ is not writing at all it s typing Lovely, Turman, but let s be clear typing by itself is fairly innocuous this book is so awful it s actually offensive, and even incredibly damaging.I d be lying if I said there aren t parts of this book that re so bad they re good good as in morbidly fascinating, in the manner of advanced stage syphilis slides from seventh grade health class Keroac s ode to the sad eyed Negro is actually an incredible, incredible example of something I m glad has been typed For the record So we can all see it clearly, and KNOW.Please don t get me wrong My disproportionately massive loathing for Jack Kerouac has zero to do with his unenlightened racial views I mean, it was written in the fifties, and anyway, it s great that he was able to articulate these ideas so honestly No, the real reason I hate this book so much is that it establi...

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    I m supposed to like On the Road, right Well, I don t I hate it and I always have There are a lot of reasons why I hate it I find Kerouac s attitude toward the world pathetically limited and paternalistic In On the Road he actually muses about how much he wishes that he could have been born a Negro in the antebellum South, living a simple life free from worry, and does so seemingly without any sense of irony On every page, the book is about how Kerouac a young, white, middle class, solipsistic alcoholic feels, and...

  3. says:

    A View from the CouchOTR has received some negative reviews lately, so I thought I would try to explain my rating.This novel deserves to lounge around in a five star hotel rather than languish in a lone star saloon.DisclaimerPlease forgive my review It is early morning and I have just woken up with a sore head, an empty bed and a full bladder.ConfesssionLet me begin with a confession that dearly wants to become an assertion.I probably read this book before most of you were born.So there Wouldn t you love to say that If only I had the courage of my convictions.Instead, I have only convictions, and they are many and varied.However, I am sure that by the end of my this sentence, I shall be released.Elevated to the BarI read OTR in my teens, which were spread all over the end of the 60 s and the beginning of the 70 s.My life was dominated by Scouting for Boys.I mean the book, not the activity.My mantra was be prepared , although at the time I didn t realise that this actually meant be prepared for war.After reading OTR, my new mantra was be inebriated.Mind y...

  4. says:

    This is the book which has given me anxiety attacks on sleepless nights.This is the book which has glared at me from its high pedestal of classical importance in an effort to browbeat me into finally finishing it And this is that book which has shamed me into feigning an air of ignorance every time I browsed any of the countless 1001 books to read before you die lists.Yes Jack Kerouac, you have tormented me for the past 3 years and every day I couldn t summon the strength to open another page of On the Road and subject my brain to the all too familiar torture of Sal s sleep inducing, infuriatingly monotonous narration Finally, I conquer you after nearly 3 years of dithering I am the victorious one in the battle in which you have relentlessly assaulted my finer senses with your crassness and innate insipidity and dared me to plod on I can finally beat my chest in triumph ugh pardon the Tarzan ish metaphor but a 1 star review deserves no better and announce to the world that I have finished reading On the Road Oh what an achievement And what a monumental waste of my time.Dear Beat Generation classic, I can finally state without any fear...

  5. says:

    I ve been thinking about this book a lot lately, so I figured that I d go back and write something about it When I first read this book, I loved it as a piece of art, but its effect on me was different than I expected So many people hail Kerouac as the artist who made them quit their jobs and go to the road, become a hippie or a beat and give up the rest When I read it though, I had been completely obsessed with hippie culture for a long time, and it caused me to steer away from it for a while While I thought that it would be a rollicking tale of freedom and glory, I found that all of Dean s conquests were tainted by the fact that he had to take advantage of other people every step of the way He was a hugely entertaining character, but would have been a terrible friend, lover, or even acquaintance From the women he married to gas station attendents, right down to Sal Paradise himself, Dean drained everything that he was right out of other people, and it eventually ruined him It left him beatnot heart beating exhilarated, but beat up, dead beat and alone Once I stepped back a little from the awe at Dean s greatness, this book was really sad, and it caused me to put away that romanticism for a while.Now, 2 years later, though, On the Road is coming back to me full on I didn t escape the total wonder at the Beats and th...

  6. says:

    I read On The Road when I was 16 When I was 16, I was so depressed I went to a high school that had a moat around it and a seige mentality On The Road made me not depressed In fact it made me want to hitchhike, hop freight trains, and importantly to write If I were still 16 I would give On The Road 5 stars I would say, go Go Read this book and be mad for life, delirious, exploding outward into the big uncovered road Consume vanilla ice cream and apple pie Drink black coffee Fuck a million times on a small bed and smoke cigarettes all night for a thousand years Go When I was 21 I re read On The Road At this point in my life, I smoked so much pot that I can t really remember the exact effect it had on me, other than the fact that I was very impressed with the glowing red eyes of Chicago and the book in general left a sort of a rumbling phantasmagoric wake in my fuzzy brain If I were still 21, I would forget to give On The Road a rating I would say, hey, borrow this book, you ll like it And then you would borrow it but you would never bring it back or you would read it but trash the copy on accident on a fishing boat, luckily...

  7. says:

    Kerouac s masterpiece breathes youth and vigor for the duration and created the American bohemian beat lifestyle which has been the subject of innumerable subsequent books, songs, and movies I have read this at least two or three times and always feel a bit breathless and invigorated because of the restlessness of the text and the vibrance of the characters There was an extraordinary exhibit at the Pompidou Center earlier this year where the original draft in Kerouac s handwriting was laid out end to end in a glass case It was like seeing the original copy of Don Quixote in the royal palace in Madrid very moving In any case, there is no excuse not to read this wonderful high point of mid 20th century American literature.Re read and found both beauty and sadness in this work The sadness stems from the sexism, racism, and homophobia expressed throughout the book Sign of the times, I know, but it is still painful to see that these Beat visionaries for all their open mindedness towards other religions and sex and drugs still expressed such backwards views and attitudes sometimes As for the beauty, the story of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty crossing the US again and again with a last trip down to Mexico City is epic I pictured myself in a Denver bar that night, with all the gang, and in their eyes I would be strange and ragged and lik...

  8. says:

    484 On the Road, Jack Kerouac Based on the travels of Kerouac and his friends across the United States 2015 1394 388 9789643625245 1395 20 1394 540 9786008211242 1957

  9. says:

    Although the ideas hold a certain appeal, this book is ultimately just a half assed justification of some pretty stupid, self destructive, irresponsible, and juvenile tendencies and attitudes, the end result of which is a validation of being a deadbeat loser, a perpetual child This validation is dressed up as a celebration of freedom etc As literary art, stylistically, the book is pretty bad The analogies to bebop or even free jazz are misguided That improvisation was by talented musicians, or at least musicians who understood music, had a remarkable ear Kerouac is just rambling and he thinks that qualifies as the literary equivalent of jazz improv It doesn t It s just tiresome DeLillo s prose is an example of prose that accurately can be described as analogous to bebop I m not going to hold it against anyone that they like this book I know that it influenced some important and serious artists, who were many times Kerouac s superiors I understand its appeal, and even its historical importance But reading it today, and not being 16 any, it really is a bit of a joke Its importance in itself, too, has faded The Beats live on as myth that surpasses, for the most part, their actual output in both resonance and quality Moreover, their myth has been adapted, especially in...

  10. says:

    Herein lies that gnarly root of the all American Sense of Entitlement Coupling this with Huck Finn as THE quintessential American Novel is One Enormous mistake Twain at least entertains, at least follows through with his intention, with his American take on the Quixotean legend Kerouac might just be the biggest literary quack of the 20th century The book is awkward, structured not as ONE single trip, but composed of a few coast to coast coastings, all having to do with this now overused motif.I despise it Living in Denver, Kerouactown, makes me hate him A tale of a closeted individual who really has nothing to say He has glorified a ruffian DEAN DEAN DEANDEAN whose selfishness sits well with him What Sal does say, however, ever so dully, is just how Cool those around him are, how his only addition to this incomprehensible BEAT movement is as lame as those of a newspaper photographer he sees and reports, jots idle musings down What he fails to understand the main guy is not even YOUNG he is old stupid, desperate pathetic is how entirely false this sense of freedom can be Can a sheep really outwit the shepherd Here is a supreme example of the blind leading I sternly refuse to follow such idiotic drivel This is a book for followers written by a Conformist, for one can always be some selfproclaimed comfortable conformist of nonconformism.Nothing sticks Everything On the Road is transitory...

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