Posts Tagged ‘Jack Kerouac’


On the Road

November 25, 2007

Kerouac’s On the Road is a fictionalized account of the writer’s exploits traveling across the country with Dean Moriarty. In this work the narrator uses the pseudonym Sal Paradise with Dean Moriarty being a pseudonym for Neal Cassady. The plot of the novel revolves around the narrator falling into Dean Moriarty’s mad and free orbit and how their paths intersect and part as they explore life on the road, meeting up with a cast of like minded characters, migrant workers, con men, and drifters. The novel is a psychological charting of the main character’s attitudes to the world around him and is framed through cross-country journeys traversing the continent.

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