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Why Kerouac Matters By John Leland

Why Kerouac Matters
by John Leland

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Legions of youthful Americans have taken "On the Road" as a manifesto for rebellion and an inspiration to hit the road. Discussing this novel, and arguing that it still matters because it lays out an alternative road map to growing up, this title overturns many misconceptions about "On the Road".
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Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of "On the Road" (they're Not What You Think) by John Leland

Legions of youthful Americans have taken "On the Road" as a manifesto for rebellion and an inspiration to hit the road. But there is much more to the book than that. In "Why Kerouac Matters", John Leland embarks on a wry, insightful and playful discussion of the novel, arguing that it still matters because it lays out an alternative road map to growing up. Along the way, Leland overturns many misconceptions about "On the Road" as he examines the lessons that Kerouac's alter ego, Sal Paradise, absorbs and dispenses on his novelistic journey to manhood, and how those lessons - about work and money, love and sex, art and holiness - still reverberate today.

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Why Kerouac Matters Reviews


aNo one has written better and more intelligently about Kerouac.a
aDavid Gates, "Newsweek"
a An entertaining and insightful book . . . over and over Leland showed me something new, and just as important, something fun.a
a"The American Book Review"
No one has written better and more intelligently about Kerouac.
David Gates, "Newsweek"
An entertaining and insightful book . . . over and over Leland showed me something new, and just as important, something fun.
"The American Book Review"
?No one has written better and more intelligently about Kerouac.?
?David Gates, "Newsweek"

? An entertaining and insightful book . . . over and over Leland showed me something new, and just as important, something fun.?
?"The American Book Review"

About John Leland


John Leland is a reporter for The New York Times. He lives in New York City.

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GOR005385340
Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of "On the Road" (they're Not What You Think) by John Leland
John Leland
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2008-11-08
224
0143114379
9780143114376
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