The mythical 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, released as Kerouac initially composed it
IN 3 WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first complete draft of On the Road—typed as a single-spaced paragraph on 8 lengthy sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped jointly to shape a 120-foot scroll. an enormous literary occasion whilst it used to be released in Viking hardcover in 2007, this can be the uncut model of an American classic—rougher, wilder, and extra provocative than the legitimate paintings that seemed, seriously edited, in 1957. This model, shooting a second in artistic historical past, represents the 1st complete expression of Kerouac’s innovative aesthetic.
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