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Interactive Maps for Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

Interactive Maps for Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

Map of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

Map of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s Hand-Drawn Map of the Hitchhiking Trip Narrated in On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s Hand-Drawn Map of the Hitchhiking Trip Narrated in On the Road

On the Road

On the Road

Open Yale Courses | The American Novel Since 1945 | Lecture 8 – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Open Yale Courses | The American Novel Since 1945 | Lecture 8 – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Jack Kerouac on Steve Allen (no longer avail)

Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road in three very short weeks in 1951. But then it took six years for the book, famously written on a long scroll, to reach the reading public in 1957. Shortly after its publication, critics were at least quick to recognize what the book meant. One New York Times reviewer called it “the most beautifully executed, the clearest and the most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago asbeat.” Another saw in the novel “a descriptive excitement unmatched since the days of Thomas Wolfe.” 54 years later, those early reviews have withstood the proverbial test of time. These days, Modern Library andTIME place the novel on their lists of the 100 greatest novels.

Jack Kerouac’s Hand-Drawn Map of the Hitchhiking Trip Narrated in On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s Hand-Drawn Map of the Hitchhiking Trip Narrated in On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s On The Road Turned Into Google Driving Directions & Published as a Free eBook

Jack Kerouac’s On The Road Turned Into Google Driving Directions & Published as a Free eBook

Poetic Stories about Goalies – Postcard #62

Poetic Stories about Goalies

Poet Randall Maggs discusses his book “Night Work” about the troubled soul of legendary hockey goalie Terry Sawchuk plus the nuances of story-telling, conversations with goaltenders, Sawchuk’s Ukrainian heritage and convergence of history and hockey with host Dave Thorvald Olson at the Robson Square covered outdoor rink in Vancouver following a poetry reading promoted by publisher Brick Books.

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Episode cover art designed by Bread the Producer, photo by Dave O

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Vimy Ridge Diaries on Remembrance Day – Postcard # 61

Vimy Rdge Diaires

On Remembrance Day in sunny, brisk Vancouver, Ian Bell (fresh from a CBC appearance “On The Coast“) joins Dave to read from Grandpa Mark’s diaries written in the trenches in WW1 as a young Canadian. From the library steps with a flask of scotch, they reflect on the costs and motivations of war, importance of friendship and the ethereal experience of going “over the top” and facing the terror on the other side, plus anecdotes about capturing Germans soldiers and discourse on the importance of personal documentation to pass forward to generations.

Sit awhile for Vimy Ridge Diaries on Remembrance Day – Postcard # 61

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