History Literature / OnTheRoad

28th Jul '17 1:14:28 PM Skagit
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* HaveAGayOldTime: Subverted. Gay is occasionally used to mean happy but bany chapters, especially those in San Francisco, mention "queers" very clearly referring to gay people.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: Subverted. Gay is occasionally used to mean happy but bany many chapters, especially those in San Francisco, mention "queers" very clearly derogatorily referring to gay people.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The above mentioned Original Scroll draft is also notable because none of the names have been changed. Kerouac changed everyone's names to avoid legal problems, and he had to change everyone's names in pretty much every subsequent book to avoid people from connecting the dots (that didn't work).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The above mentioned Original Scroll draft is also notable because none of the names have been changed. Kerouac changed everyone's names to avoid legal problems, and he had to change everyone's names in pretty much every subsequent book to avoid people from connecting the dots (that didn't work).


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* RandomEventsPlot: Pretty much the whole book is driving from one city to the next and recalling what happened. Later Kerouac books follow much more conventional plot structures.
28th Jul '17 1:08:07 PM Skagit
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* HaveAGayOldTime: Subverted. Gay is occasionally used to mean happy but bany chapters, especially those in San Francisco, mention "queers" very clearly referring to gay people.


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The above mentioned Original Scroll draft is also notable because none of the names have been changed. Kerouac changed everyone's names to avoid legal problems, and he had to change everyone's names in pretty much every subsequent book to avoid people from connecting the dots (that didn't work).
* HelloSailor: Many of the scenes in San Francisco make passing mention of this.


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* SpicyLatina: Averted, one chapter discusses how Sal briefly dated and lived with a Mexican waitress in California, but she doesn't have any stereotypical personality traits.
22nd Apr '17 11:55:04 PM PaulA
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Kerouac originally wanted to publish the novel with all the real names intact, but his publisher refused and forced him to use {{Author Avatar}}s.
4th Mar '17 11:47:18 AM nombretomado
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It was ''finally'' [[Film/OnTheRoad adapted into a movie]] in 2012 -- the earliest attempt to adapt it was to have starred a young MarlonBrando.

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It was ''finally'' [[Film/OnTheRoad adapted into a movie]] in 2012 -- the earliest attempt to adapt it was to have starred a young MarlonBrando.Creator/MarlonBrando.
16th Feb '16 11:00:42 AM eroock
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->''Slim sits down at the piano and hits two notes, two Cs, then two more, then one, then two, and suddenly the big burly bass-player wakes up from a reverie and realizes Slim is playing "C-Jam Blues" and he slugs in his big forefinger on the string and the bog booming beat begins...''
-->--Part of one of the many sentences in ''On the Road''

'''On the Road''' is a 1951 novel by Creator/JackKerouac. It is considered to be the masterwork of Creator/TheBeatGeneration, along with ''Literature/NakedLunch'' and ''Literature/{{Howl}}.'' The narrative takes place between 1947 and 1950. The book was not published until 1957.

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->''Slim
->''"Slim
sits down at the piano and hits two notes, two Cs, then two more, then one, then two, and suddenly the big burly bass-player wakes up from a reverie and realizes Slim is playing "C-Jam Blues" and he slugs in his big forefinger on the string and the bog booming beat begins...''
-->--Part
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-->-- Part
of one of the many sentences in ''On the Road''

'''On ''On the Road''' Road'' is a 1951 novel by Creator/JackKerouac. It is considered to be the masterwork of Creator/TheBeatGeneration, along with ''Literature/NakedLunch'' and ''Literature/{{Howl}}.'' The narrative takes place between 1947 and 1950. The book was not published until 1957.
18th Sep '15 8:07:33 AM Berrenta
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* RoadMovie: Technically Road Book (but it's [[TheFilmOfTheBook "soon to be a major motion picture"]]). This book is often considered one of the great road trip novels of all time.

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* RoadMovie: Technically Road Book (but it's [[TheFilmOfTheBook "soon to be a major motion picture"]]). RoadTripPlot: This book is often considered one of the great road trip novels of all time.
30th Jan '15 10:40:27 AM Patachou
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''On the Road'' is a 1951 novel by Creator/JackKerouac. It is considered to be the masterwork of Creator/TheBeatGeneration, along with ''Literature/NakedLunch'' and ''Literature/{{Howl}}.'' The narrative takes place between 1947 and 1950. The book was not published until 1957.

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''On '''On the Road'' Road''' is a 1951 novel by Creator/JackKerouac. It is considered to be the masterwork of Creator/TheBeatGeneration, along with ''Literature/NakedLunch'' and ''Literature/{{Howl}}.'' The narrative takes place between 1947 and 1950. The book was not published until 1957.


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* ShoutOut: "3-Minute Rule" from The Music/BeastieBoys' album ''Music/PaulsBoutique'' references this novel.
--> ''While I'm reading "On the Road" by man Jack Kerouac''
1st Nov '14 10:22:52 AM rjung
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''On the Road'' has had a huge influence on modern culture with such personages as Music/BobDylan, [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] and Creator/HunterSThompson, among others, citing it as an inspiration. It is also considered one of the quintessential American [[RoadMovie Road Trip]] novels, but then again, so is ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''.

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''On the Road'' has had a huge influence on modern culture with such personages as Music/BobDylan, [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] and Creator/HunterSThompson, among others, citing it as an inspiration. It is also considered one of the quintessential American [[RoadMovie Road Trip]] RoadTripPlot novels, but then again, so is ''Literature/{{Lolita}}''.
22nd Oct '14 5:06:46 PM GranChi
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* RunningGag: Dean's "dirty" (as in pornographic) deck of cards in the later part of the book. It first shows up when Sal visits Dean while he's living in New York. Later, Dean takes it out at a Denver party and says he can tell fortunes with it. It's mentioned again in the last section when Dean says he used it to play cards with men on the trains he hitched.
14th Oct '14 1:45:50 AM Solle
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* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Dean, Sal and Marylou.

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* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Dean, Sal and Marylou. A calmer version of the trope: Dean wants Sal to have Marylou after the road trip and insists on watching them have sex to see how well they get along, but Dean just isn't really into it. Although he goes through with it, he would rather spend quiet time with Marylou alone. When it's decided that Dean and Marylou will continue their relationship after the journey, Sal doesn't mind.
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