This Day In History - On The Road Published 1957

On The Road Published 1957

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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Event Description

One of the first novels of the Beat movement of the 1950s, Onthe Road, by Jack Kerouac, is published on this day in 1957. The novel chronicles the cross-country wanderings of a Kerouac-like hero, Sal Paradise, and his pal Dean Moriarty, and their free-ranging encounters with drugs, free love, and the budding counterculture. The book, which Kerouac wrote in just three weeks, became an instant classic.