Vanity Fair: "Kerouac Unbound" (On The Road)

"Kerouac Unbound

At last: the manuscript of On the Road, which Jack Kerouac typed 56 years ago on a 120-foot scroll of drafting paper, is reissued as he intended it.

Jack Kerouac in 1955, four years after he wrote On the Road. Photograph by Tom Palumbo.
It is my strange fate to have been with Jack Kerouac shortly after midnight on September 5, 1957, at the very moment he finished reading the historic New York Times review of On the Road by Gilbert Millstein, which instantly established him as the "avatar" of the Beat Generation, predicting that On the Road would prove to be as important a book as Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. "  
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