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Author Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.

Title On the road : the original scroll / Jack Kerouac ; edited by Howard Cunnell ; introductions by Howard Cunnell ... [and others]
Published London : Penguin Classics, 2007


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 MELB  810.54 K3994 A6/O 2007  AVAILABLE
Description 408 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Fast this time : Jack Kerouac and the writing of On the road / Howard Cunnell -- Rewriting America : Kerouac's nation of "underground monsters" / Penny Vlagopoulos -- "Into the heart of things" : Neal Cassady and the search for the authentic / George Mouratidis -- "The straight line will take you only to death" : the scroll manuscript and contemporary literary theory / Joshua Kupetz -- On the road : the original scroll
Summary Here, on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, is the never-before-published original scroll edition of On the Road. 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. The original version of On the Road is rougher, wilder, and more sexually explicit than the published novel. Kerouac also uses the real names of his friends, including Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, and this adds to the text's powerful and intimate immediacy. This edition was prepared by Howard Cunnell who, along with three other Kerouac scholars, also provides a critical introduction that explains the history of On the Road as well as anchoring the text in its historical context
Notes Originally published: New York : Penguin Viking, 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-98)
Subject Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Manuscripts.
Beats (Persons) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Autobiographical fiction.
Author Cunnell, Howard.
ISBN 9781846140204