Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac
This paper is an analysis of On the Road, the most famous literary product of the Beat generation. The author looks at the life of the book’s creator, Jack Kerouac, and his philosophies on life, and restless spirit as he wandered and searched for meaning in all Kerouac encountered.
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Though it is not the only work of his art, On the Road, for better or worse, has become Kerouac’s most famous novel. This book has performed as a means to meet the desires for a number of other people who feel to be having a restless and curious soul. The book itself initiated a cultural revolution, hence diverting about millions of people on new ideological channels. At the same time it arched Kerouac to a fame that he was never expecting and for which his calm, sacred soul was not prepared to deal with.