The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the
Road, published as Kerouac originally composed
IN THREE WEEKS in April of 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote his first full
draft of On the Road
-typed as a single-spaced paragraph on
eight long sheets of tracing paper, which he later taped together
to form a 120-foot scroll. A major literary event when it was
published in Viking hardcover in 2007, this is the uncut version of
an American classic-rougher, wilder, and more provocative than the
official work that appeared, heavily edited, in 1957. This version,
capturing a moment in creative history, represents the first full
expression of Kerouac's revolutionary aesthetic.
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