Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kerouac's On the Road at 60




On this day in 1957, Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation saga On the Road was first published by Viking Press.

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the influential book, the California Historical Society will be hosting Kerouac biographer, Dennis McNally, for a discussion on the book and the role it played in the rise of the counterculture (McNally is also the guest curator of CHS’s current exhibition, On the Road to the Summer of Love, on view through September 24th).

To attend tonight’s event, click here:

To read recent articles on the 60th Anniversary of Kerouac’s book and to view new Kerouac-themed posters released today by Orbitz, click below:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/on-the-road-at-60-how-jack-kerouac-s-drugged-prose-became-a-classic-a7928381.html

http://time.com/4919993/kerouac-on-the-road-1957-review/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/gallery/2017/09/04/on-the-road-travel-posters/

(Images below published today by Orbitz)


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