Softcover On The Road Journal
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American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac (1922–1969) stands out as the preeminent voice of the Beat Generation, a literary iconoclast who exposed the realities of politics and culture in postwar America. With a writing method heavily influenced by the era’s explosion of jazz music, his “spontaneous prose” came to represent a new era of popular writing.
Kerouac’s On the Road is considered the defining work of the Beats, with his real-life travels represented against a backdrop of jazz and poetry. The novel, published in 1957, was formed in the late 1940s in a series of spiralbound notebooks Kerouac took with him on his travels. The writing on this journal's back cover comes from one such notebook, written in February 1950. In the entry, Kerouac writes about seeing himself not as a writer but an “arrangeur,” focusing heavily on the inner music, beat, and rhythm that exists within us all.
The Jack Kerouac Archive came to The New York Public Library in 2001 and is now part of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Product: Lined page Journal
Pages: Mini 208 / Midi 176 / Ultra 176
Material: 100% recycled binder boards / FSC-certified text paper / Decorative printed cover paper / Acid-free Sustainable forest paper
Dim: Mini 3.75" x 5.5" / Midi 5" x 7" / Ultra 7" x 9"