Articles tagged on the road

An Early Moan from the Great Moaner: Jack Kerouac’s ‘The Sea Is My Brother’

Jack Kerouac’s greatest achievement is the creation of the most compassionate of 20th century literatures; not just the adolescent fraternalisms or calls for equality, but the glee of rushing down the mountain with the good news, or as the good news, curious about humanity, forgiving, ready to report well and true.

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Cannes 2012: Day 8 - ‘On the Road’ + ‘Post Tenebras Lux’

Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas' Post Tenebras Lux is the most visionary film of this year's Cannes festival. Meanwhile Walter Salles takes on Jack Kerouac’s cult coming-of-age novel, On the Road.

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5 Oct 2007 // 4:32 AM

Jack Kerouac’s sound of America

OK, so here I am, sitting in front of a computer, 50 years after the fact of the matter—which is the publication, on Sept. 5, 1957, of

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After 50 years, Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ still matters

The road narrative has been a staple of American literature from Lewis-and-Clark days to Cormac McCarthy’s most recent novel. One of the most enduring,

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3 Sep 2007 // 11:42 PM

A trip to remember as ‘On the Road’ turns 50

Fifty years ago this week, a generation of Americans went “On the Road.” We were mostly in our late teens or early 20s, mostly male,

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Readers head down Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ again as the book turns 50

From its start, America was a westward-leaning country. The notion that a person could always head west to pursue his dreams, find himself, or start

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