On the Road by Jack Kerouac

This is not particularly one of my favorite works of literature, but I think it reveals many of the flaws and complexities of American culture. The fact that we immortalize the Beatnik lifestyle of being unemployed and traveling the country blatantly displays the luxuries the United States is afforded. On a positive note, it also reveals how much we prioritize the arts including writing, painting, and performance.

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  1. Saori says:

    Oct 9, 2012

    I wish I loved Kerouac, but unfortunately, he and I just don’t jive. The ONLY way I got tghruoh On the Road was an audio version read by Matt Dillon (who was surprisingly well-suited to it). I thought I would feel the open road nostalgia reading his stuff, but he just makes my head ache a bit.

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