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MaxNotes: On the Road
     

MaxNotes: On the Road

by Kevin Kelly, Kevin T. Kelly (Joint Author)
 

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REA's MAXnotes for Jack Kerouac's On the Road

MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary

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REA's MAXnotes for Jack Kerouac's On the Road

MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions.

MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Though Kerouac's masterpiece is not out of print and likely never will be (it still enjoys more than 60,000 sales annually), Viking is releasing a quality hardcover edition to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its original publication. Undoubtedly one of the most influential and important novels of the 20th century, this is the book that launched the Beat Generation and remains the bible of that literary movement. On the Road's publication in 1957 was a wake-up call to the American public that not all its youth were modeled after characters on Ozzie and Harriet: it portrayed Ivy League-educated white kids who smoked dope, hitchhiked, and frequented black jazz joints and Mexican whorehouses. It was the harbinger of the radical changes that would soon sweep society in the 1960s. In addition to the full text, this version includes the New York Times's original book review. A pillar of American literature.
Booknews
**** Cited in BCL3. A reprint of the novel first published (by Viking) in 1957. And still printed on acidic paper--it deserves better. New, long introduction by Ann Charters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
David Dempsey
The incesant and frenetic moving around is the chief dynamic of On the Road , partly because this is one of the symptoms of " beatness " but partly, too, because the hot pursuit of pleasure enables Mr. Kerouac to serve up the great, raw slices of America that give his book a descriptive excitement unmatched since the days of Thomas Wolfe. As a portrait of a disjointed segment of a society acting out of its own neurotic necessity, On the Road is a stunning achievement. But it is a road, as far as the characters are concerned, that leads nowhere - and which the novelist himself can#39;t afford to travel more than once.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878910373
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
MAXnotes Literature Guides
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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