Syntax of the street

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December 2007–January 2008, no. 297
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On the Road: The original scroll by Jack Kerouac

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Syntax of the street

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December 2007–January 2008, no. 297

In one of the most famous, free-flowing and deceptively careless paragraphs in his second novel, On The Road (1957), Jack Kerouac (1922–69) writes with disarming honesty about his relationship with ‘Dean Moriarty’ (Neal Cassady) and ‘Carlo Marx’ (Allen Ginsberg), each of whom would later become, like Kerouac himself, central figures in the mythology of the ‘Beat Generation’:

Richard Watts reviews 'On the Road: The original scroll' by Jack Kerouac

On the Road: The original scroll

by Jack Kerouac

Penguin Classics, $59.95 hb, 408 pp

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