On the Road: The Original Scroll

Jack Kerouac Penny Vlagopoulos George Mouratidis Joshua Kupetz Howard Cunnel

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On the Road The Original Scroll The legendary scroll draft of On the Road published as Kerouac originally composed it IN THREE WEEKS in April of Jack Kerouac wrote his first full draft of On the Road typed as a single sp

  • Title: On the Road: The Original Scroll
  • Author: Jack Kerouac Penny Vlagopoulos George Mouratidis Joshua Kupetz Howard Cunnel
  • ISBN: 9780143105466
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published as Kerouac originally composed it IN THREE WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first full draft of On the Road typed as a single spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped together to form a 120 foot scroll A major literary event when it was published in Viking hardcoverThe legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published as Kerouac originally composed it IN THREE WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first full draft of On the Road typed as a single spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped together to form a 120 foot scroll A major literary event when it was published in Viking hardcover in 2007, this is the uncut version of an American classic rougher, wilder, and provocative than the official work that appeared, heavily edited, in 1957 This version, capturing a moment in creative history, represents the first full expression of Kerouac s revolutionary aesthetic.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.

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    1. Alice on said:

      I've been meaning to review this book for a while, but I get sort of emotional reading what other people think about Kerouac, and it has been hard to figure out what I want to say. I feel almost personally insulted by some of the more negative reviews which is totally weird and inappropriate of me. I guess I identify with Kerouac because in his heart he's not really all that unconventional, but he loves the company of wild adventurers and can be talked into almost anything.I reread the original [...]

    2. Chrissie on said:

      Jack Kerouac (1922 – 1969) is the author of this book. He is considered a pioneer of the Beat generation, along with Allan Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. If you are considering whether to read the book you must decide which edition to read. The book first came out in 1957 with the title On the Road. In 2007, the 50th anniversary edition of the book was published under the title: On the Road: the Original Scroll, which is what I have chosen to read and what I am reviewing. This, the Scroll [...]

    3. Tosh on said:

      Five stars is not enough for this book: it should be ten stars! This is a very beautiful book and rightfully an American classic. Stunning!"On The Road" is the real deal. I just started reading this and it's just a fantastic read. The energy just pops out of the page. The punk rock of novels. Mr. Jack just had the 'moment' when he wrote this, and it is incredible experience to share that 'moment' with the great man. Great.

    4. Beth on said:

      I felt hungover by the time I was done reading this book. I couldn't wait for it to end and it's not because I wanted to find out what was going to happen.While there are a few great lines like, "My mother once said that the world would never find peace unless men fell at their women's feet and asked for forgiveness," and the famous, " Because the only people who interest me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never [...]

    5. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      What I find intriguing about this book was how it was spontaneously written: 3 months on a scroll of papers. Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) did not have formal training on writing and probably he wanted to make a statement by packing up his things and write his experience while on the road with a friend, Neal Cassady (1926-1968). The book was largely autobiographical and describes Kerouac's road-trip adventures across the United States and Mexico with Cassady in the late 40s, as well as his relationsh [...]

    6. Sheri on said:

      This might be my only 1 star review on out of 300+ I've rated here so far. Why didn't I like it? In short, it's a buddy-travel-memoir by an extremely immature and sexist 30-something written in a single paragraph. That's right. All 300+ pages of this book (and I'm not counting the 100 pages of introductions by the so-called scholars and critics who adore Kerouac and this book) are a single paragraph. About a quarter of the way through this behemoth paragraph, it was all I could do not to put it [...]

    7. Fehiman on said:

      Yorumun aslı ve devamı Yorum Cadısı'nda.Yolda, daha önce okuduğum hiçbir kitaba benzemiyor: doğal ve çarpıcı anlatımıyla yoğun bir kitap. Kitabın editörü Howard Cunnell'ın deyişiyle ise doğrudan, samimi, ipsiz sapsız, vahşi ve "hakiki" bir eser. Bir şekilde bir yerlere bağlı olan ama içindeki maceraperest ruhu da görmezden gelemeyen herkesin, Yolda'yı okumasını tavsiye ederim.

    8. Stephen on said:

      The continent "groans" again and again. The night is too often "sad," the cities are "mad" or "wild" and "sad" some more. New York is the "edge of the continent," and San Francisco, too and sometimes they're the "rim of the world," or some similar allusion. Jack Kerouac and his friends, would be considered drunks and losers by the standards of most. The author's muse and messiah, Neal Cassady, is a fellow too easily distracted, undisciplined and, by today's measurements, a candidate for depressi [...]

    9. T4ncr3d1 on said:

      "Questa è la storia dell'America. Tutti fanno quel che credono di dover fare."Tutti conoscono Sulla strada, romanzo manifesto della beat generation, troppo d'avanguardia per gli anni in cui fu pubblicato eppure inevitabilmente prodotto intimo di quegli stessi anni. Migliaia sono le opere, le creazioni, che quel romanzo simbolo ispirò, rendendo oggi fin troppo abusata l'idea stessa del viaggio sulla strada, da costa a costa. Eppure forse pochi sanno che il "vero" romanzo si nasconde altrove: un [...]

    10. Carrie on said:

      I became a fan of the 'original' version around my second year of high school. I remember idolizing these crazy characters - to the point of writing a paper for English class on 'The Beats'. When I heard that this minimally edited version was available, I looked forward to reliving my love of this wild bunch of friendsjumping madly across the continent. Free of conformist society, traditional writing methods, and the mindless responsibilities of the new modern life. At first I was intimidated by [...]

    11. Jim Cherry on said:

      The plot to “On The Road” wouldn’t really tell you what “On The Road” is about because the travels of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarity are more existential than overt action. Yes, they drive from coast to coast, meet people, go to parties, but it’s not the action that is important but the experience Sal and Dean derive from each adventure.The real story of “On The Road: The Original Scroll” isn’t in the book but in how Kerouac created it. The autobiographical elements that made [...]

    12. Maria on said:

      It seems like I don't get along well with Mr. Kerouac. Maybe some other time.

    13. Lizara on said:

      durante el primer tercio del libro no estaba convencida pero me como el sombrero sin ningún problema: este libro insufla vida.

    14. Gideon on said:

      The road is long and winding, and so is Jack Kerouac’s writing, but it doesn’t make for a very enjoyable novel. As Truman Capote famously said, “None of these people have anything interesting to say,” he observed, “and none of them can write, not even Mr. Kerouac. [What they do] isn’t writing at all—it’s typing.”I understand what Kerouac is trying to do here: to represent life in the wandering way that life exists, and to present two characters that don’t know quite what they [...]

    15. SamanthaLee on said:

      Perhaps it's because I am a 19-year-old liberal arts college student or perhaps it's because I always have and probably always will yearn for excitement and beauty and adventure, but whatever the reason may be, I absolutely loved Kerouac's On The Road>i>. Every passage drew me in deeper and deeper until I could hardly stand just how much I wanted jump in the car or on a train or bus and make it across the country to the West Coast. Even the frantic tales of endless NYC nights beckoned me t [...]

    16. awesomatik.de on said:

      1951 tippte Jack Keruac auf seiner Schreibmaschine in einem Ausbruch kreativer Energie innerhalb von drei Wochen die erste Fassung von "On the road" ab. Auf notdürftig zusammengeklebten Seiten, brachte er seine Reiseimpressionen in einem absatzlosen Text zu Papier.Ausgerollt formt dieses Schriftstück auch physisch eine Straße, was den Kultcharakter des Romans noch verstärkt.Im Gegensatz zum sechs Jahre später erscheinenden Roman ist diese Rohfassung etwas länger, roher, wilder, frenetische [...]

    17. Kathryn on said:

      On the Road – Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel of the exhilarating and exhausting cross-country road trips of 20-somethings Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty – was such an enormous watershed in American culture that it seems quite fitting that its 50th anniversary should be noted by Viking with no less than three newly published books: "On the Road: The 50th Anniversary Edition," "On the Road: The Original Scroll," and "Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of ‘On the Road."While the 50th a [...]

    18. Çağlayan on said:

      "Dönüp dönüp birbirimize baktık, çünkü bir düellodur aşk ve sonra, birbirlerimize son defa baktık."Bu kitap içimde bir şeyleri ateşledi. Orjinal ruloda kişiler gerçek isimleriyle verilmiş ve yazım hataları düzeltilmemiş, buna bayıldım. Coşkuyla bir şeyler anlatırken dilinin dolanması gibi. Bitirdikten sonra kalbimin üzerine koydum.

    19. Bert on said:

      I first read On The Road (the non-original-scroll) when I was 15 years old and it changed my life. I was off school for the summer holidays and I read The Catcher In The Rye too, and despite not much else happening that summer, it remains vivid in my memory. It was the first book that spoke to me, or for me, and I guess it either altered my way of thinking or else it validated what was already becoming a way of looking at the world for me. For that reason I've always been reluctant to revisit On [...]

    20. Yasmin on said:

      Well it is actually hard to say if I enjoyed this book, it wasn't terrible, but this is one of the occasions when a better word should be used. So I think three stars is fair. At first I thought to say straight away that Kerouac was a sort of son to Steinbeck's short stories like Sweet Thursday, Cannery Row, etc. etc. and that his road odyssey was him and some pals escaping death and situations they couldn't handle. But it is much more than that, in fact it was so many things that I wondered at [...]

    21. meltem on said:

      Bir süredir bu kitap hakkında bir şeyler yazmak için kafamı toparlamaya çalışıyorum. Sonunda o gün geldi galibaKitabı kabaca özetlemek gerekirse, kitap yazarımızın arkadaşlarıyla, ülkenin bir ucundan diğer ucuna yaptığı yolculuklar üzerine. İlk olarak şunu belirtmeliyim ki, bu kitap kesinlikle beklediğim gibi değildi. Overrated bir hipster kitabı bekliyordum. Hipster kısmı tuttu ama kesinlikle overrated olduğunu söyleyemem. Biraz kıyaslama yapma fırsatı bulduğ [...]

    22. Nikki on said:

      My first experience of On the Road was this quotation:“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”It was actually quoted in a fanfiction, as Axel's favourite book (Kingdom Hearts AU). It's stuck with me, ever since: not the fanfiction itself, but t [...]

    23. Jen Knox on said:

      I enjoyed this book far more a few years ago. I think Kerouac's tale is decent, gloriously rebellious, but over-hyped; this book is marked with a few fantastic insights but my belief is that On The Road is only popular due to timeliness and the oft-consumed glamorization of alcoholism. Kerouac was the face of the movement, not the grit.William Burroughs was able to write about such tales while bringing to life the disease, the twisting of the gut that follows escapades similar to Kerouac's, only [...]

    24. Justin Groot on said:

      This thing is a straight shunt into the mind of a terrifyingly good writer. The prose jitters with energy. Reading this is an amazing experience, and you should definitely do it.Will note that the book's portrayal of women and minorities sometimes descends into stereotypes and casual prejudice that made me squirm. Sure it's from the fifties and people had different sensibilities back then yadda yadda but the fact that every female character exists only as an accessory to a man - each female char [...]

    25. Rıdvan on said:

      Üç beş zibidinin yollarda geçen hayatıFena kitap sayılmaz. Yeraltı edebiyatının güzel bir örneği.Kitapla ilgili en akılda kalıcı şey, ilk sayfadan son sayfaya kadar yazıyla dolu olması. Dolu dolu 490 sayfa yazı. Ne bölümler arası boşluk var ne paragraflar arası. Hatta paragraf maragraf yok kitapta. Dümdüz yazmış geçmiş adam.Boş vaktiniz varsa okuyun.

    26. Elisabeth on said:

      Dieses verrückte, phantastische, rasend irre Buch voller wildem, echtem, traurigem Leben! Der reinste Wahnsinn! Ich liebe es! Am besten gefallen mir die Szenen, in denen Kerouac voll reiner Leidenschaft die Musik beschreibt. Aber es ist einfach alles komplett unglaublich und wunderbar. :D

    27. Reid on said:

      I read "The Original Scroll" only, and it was great, deserving of its status (I haven't really compared the two yet, haven't read a full paragraph in OTR, but check out the difference in GR ratingsey are much higher for the Scroll! Probably means they are very different experiences.) OK, here is my review of The Original Scroll [Update, I've read both, both 5 stars for me.]My opinion and experience: The only negatives for me in On the Road The Original Scroll were the second 30 pages where Kerou [...]

    28. Arcadia on said:

      The impact and influence this book has had on my life is indescribable. I decided to read the original scroll some 3 years after having read the novel version, book which changed my life forever. I wanted to remind myself of why I had named Jack and On the Road as pivotal in my life, why I'd named them as the explanation of my career choice, my interests, and I was promptly reminded indeed. Kerouac's way of perceiving life is one that equates life to art. The point of life is art. The point of a [...]

    29. Abram Dorrough on said:

      I cannot say the original scroll is any more enjoyable or meaningful than the published novel. All I can say is the format here is slightly cooler.After seeing what was censored by Kerouac's editors in the 6 years between his first draft and publication, which material I find relatively mild, it really is astounding to see how far literary censorship has come in the past several decades.

    30. Kyle van Oosterum on said:

      I don’t know where to start. Perhaps on the first page. In this heavily unedited, raw manuscript, there appears a remarkable misprint: “I first met met Neal Cassady not long after my father had died.” It suggests a car misfiring right before it takes on a soulful and epiphanic odyssey, which is pretty much what this novel is. There has probably never been a bigger fan of the continental United States than Jack Kerouac. He’s intoxicated by the landscape, gets high off of the Jazz and has [...]

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