“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”

Like many old codgers from my generation, the Beat writer Jack Kerouac had a tremendous influence on my adolescent world view. His seminal novel On The Road encouraged wanderlust for millions of young people, including yours truly. This week marked the centennial of Kerouac’s birth and to celebrate the occasion, we can hear him read from his 1957 Beat classic, On the Road. The 28-minute recitation was apparently recorded on an acetate disc in the 1950s but thought lost for decades. It re-surfaced during the late 1990s.


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