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JACK KEROUAC ON THE ROAD PDF by canerbey 1 PART ONE 1 I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I had. The View From On the Road: The Rhetorical Vision of Jack Kerouac · Read more Jack Kerouac's On the Road (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations). Jack Kerouac was born in the north-east of the United States in. and died in because he was actually born on the road, when his parents were passing.


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Jack Kerouac's novel: On: the Road is itself the stuff of legends. Typed on a single continuous scroll of paper in. , the rambling narrative was rejected by . Jack Kerouac's On The Road: A Penguin. Books Amplified Edition Brought to Life on the iPad. The legendary Beat novel from the postwar. On the Road PDF Summary is Jack Kerouac's groundbreaking novel, which defined the Beat generation and inspired numerous artists.

To make matters even worse, Dean steals the car of a police detective, and the two realize that they need to leave Denver asap. Needless to add, the car is not in good condition. From Detroit, they share a ride to New York, where Dean meets another girl — Inez — and gets her pregnant as well.

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Part Four In the spring of , Dean is living with Inez and working as a parking lot attendant in Manhattan, drinking and smoking pot a lot.

So, basically what he was doing before — only now with a different girl.

Sal leaves him in New York and sets on this fourth and final trip alone. Eventually, he reaches Denver, where he meets Stan Shephard. Needless to add — he joins them.

And to top things off — the landscape is magnificent. In Gregoria, they meet Victor, a local kid, who gives them drugs and leads them to a bordello. There, the three guys have sex with underage girls — and for very little money, mind you!

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For some reason, Sal has an explanation: when I got better I realized what a rat he was, but then I had to understand the impossible complexity of his life, how he had to leave me there, sick, to get on with his wives and woes.

What a surprise! This, plus the added difficulties of a poverty stricken and oppressively strict Catholic upbringing, go a long way towards explaining why Kerouac rebelled against the mainstream of society and became a spokesman for the new counterculture. Halberstam tells us, however, that Kerouac was a "divided man " On the one hand a Beat, a freedom loving man of the road, but on the other, a man that couldn't escape the personal boundaries that were the result of his overly strict and repressive upbringing.

Maybe his personal struggle with commitment contributes to the fact that Kerouac's protagonist in On the Road, Sal, never fully commits himself to the supposed freedom of the Beat lifestyle and always returns to the stability of his aunt's house after every road trip.

They wanted some of my sandwiches. I told them no.

It was a sullen moment. We were all thinking we'd never see one another again and we didn't care" Sal's affair with Terry allows him access to the world of the migrant farm worker. To financially support the relationship Sal gets a job picking cotton. It is during this period that Sal is actually able to fraternize and identify with people that are truly disenfranchised, the Mexican field workers.

This is well illustrated when Sal describes the night that "the Okies went mad in the roadhouse and tied a man to a tree and beat him to a pulp with sticks From then on, I carried a big stick with me in case they got the idea that we Mexicans were fouling up their trailer camp Here Sal is identifying himself as a Mexican when ironically, as a white American; he is closer, culturally and nationally, to the Okies, a group name given to the poor white migrant farmers of the time.

Sal's self imposed change of ethnicity is short lived however, because a few days later, money arrives from his aunt giving Sal the means to escape back to New York; and he tells Terry that he has to leave but will see her when she gets to New York knowing full well that he will never see her again The void, left by Kerouac's apparent rejection of everything that white middle class American society stood for, begged to be filled by something else.

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That something could only be found by relentless searching. In this sense, Kerouac's novel On the Road is a modern literary rendition of the medieval search for the Holy Grail.

The novel describes not only a search for alternate spiritual values but also a search for a personal identity that had been lost or maybe had never even existed in the first place. In On the Road, the narrator, Sal Paradise, recounts the details of a search that, ultimately, is not rewarded. Time and still in capital letters emphasise this concern and the connection with Proust.

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When it comes to translate this fragment, the most obvious difficulties reside in syntax and grammar, since there are not much complete sentences and nor order in his speech. There are also some lexical problems, for example, wooden sweet potato [ocarina].

The translator has decided to omit this in the translation due to the lack of an equivalent in Spanish for this term; however, I think omission is not necessary and I would opt for a more general term in the translation, ocarina de madera.

The opposite is given on the translation of But listen! The same matter appears on the translation of hard-bench coaches: Continuing with word connotations, I will speak about squaky notes firstly and, secondly, about my own little bangtail mind.

Nevertheless, the choice of the translator is competent too considering that creates a parallelism with this gone Proust, that is, both Dean Moriarty and Marcel Proust are mad. There are mistakes not only in relation to the lexical, which in some cases can be understandable, but there are mistakes even in relation to the punctuation, which is a more serious error I have commented one before , up to the point of not being intelligible some excerpts of the book.

Although I have not talked about this matter on the essay, I believe it is worth denouncing or, at least, mentioning. Regarding the craziness of Dean Moriarty it can be justified by enquiring into his background: This is how the acclaimed madness touched him and, just as Ginsberg said, destroyed him.

The desire of achieving this insanity is what makes him pass from a coherent and lucid to an incoherent and absurd state of mind that he himself is not able to understand. This frenetic rhythm of life of the Beat Generation can be reflected also in the way Kerouac wrote On the Road: He typed night and day during three weeks, until he finished the book.

The scroll allowed him not having to stop repeatedly to put paper on the typewriter and to continue the frenetic typewriting as a metaphor of the meaning of the Beat Generation.

Finally, On the Road, within the feeling of not belonging, is a book of finding oneself and finding our own path. In relation to this matter, Dean Moriarty guides us into a reflection: It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow. Where body how?

On the road, New York: Editorial Bruguera. The Citadel Press. University of Oslo, p.

Extract 1: Extract 2: Spanish Related Papers. BookRags Essay On the Road: Kerouac's Alternate American Dream. By joe rakhi. Beat in Big Sur: The Spiritual Wilderness of Jack Kerouac. By Edwin Gilson. Encyclopedia of Beat Literature. By Oana Andreea. Off the Beaten Track: Jack Kerouac on Robert Frank.Louis , and eventually reaching Denver. The novel describes not only a search for alternate spiritual values but also a search for a personal identity that had been lost or maybe had never even existed in the first place.

As well as containing material that was excised from the original draft due to its explicit nature, the scroll version also uses the real names of the protagonists, so Dean Moriarty becomes Neal Cassady and Carlo Marx becomes Allen Ginsberg , etc.

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I'll tell you - now no time, we have no time now" He started working on the first of several versions of the novel as early as , based on experiences during his first long road trip in The differences between the two versions are principally ones of significant detail and altered emphasis. The lack of concentration is another reason why Dean cannot speak. Eventually, Dean and Sal meet up once again, until the drinking and the nightclubbing wears Sal down, and so he decides to return to New York.

There were so many other interesting things to do. Todos los okies se echaron a llorar.

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