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    DescriptionThe legendary 1951 scroll draft of "On the Road," published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it Though Jack Kerouac began thinking about the novel that was to become "On the Road" as early as 1947, it was not until three weeks in April 1951, in an apartment on West Twentieth Street in Manhattan, that he wrote the first full draft that was satisfactory to him. Typed out as one long, single-spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper that he later taped together to form a 120 foot scroll, this document is among the most significant, celebrated, and provocative artifacts in contemporary American literary history. 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. It was also part of a wider vital experimentation in the American literary, musical, and visual arts in the post-World War II period. It was not until more than six years later, and several new drafts, that Viking published, in 1957, the novel known to us today. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of "On the Road," Viking will publish the 1951 scroll in a standard book format. The differences between the two versions are principally ones of significant detail and altered emphasis. The scroll is slightly longer and has a heightened linguistic virtuosity and a more sexually frenetic tone. It also uses the real names of Kerouac's friends instead of the fictional names he later invented for them. The transcription of the scroll was done by Howard Cunnell who, along with Joshua Kupetz, George Mouratidis, and Penny Vlagopoulos, provides a critical introduction that explains the fascinating compositional and publication history of "On the Road" and anchors the text in its historical, political, and social context. @Didn'tTypeOnTP! For TWITTERATURE of On the Road by Jack Kerouac, please see On the Road by Jack Kerouac. From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less"


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    Title
    On the Road: The Original Scroll
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack Kerouac, Introduction by Joshua Kupetz, Introduction by George Mouratidis, Introduction by Penny Vlagopoulos
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670063550
    ISBN 10: 067006355X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
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    B&T Approval Code: C26104890
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    LC classification: PS3521.E735 O5 2007
    Edition statement
    Critical.
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.