Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is a classic American literature work. Kerouac writes about his experiences in Cheyenne, Wyoming during "Wild West Days" on his way to Denver. "The stars seemed... See full summary »
Jack Kerouac was a Beat Generation writer who took the nation by storm upon the publication of his novel On the Road. Kerouac's legacy and influence are explained via interviews with ... See full summary »
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is a classic American literature work. Kerouac writes about his experiences in Cheyenne, Wyoming during "Wild West Days" on his way to Denver. "The stars seemed to get brighter the more we climbed the High Plains. We were in Wyoming now. ... As the truck reached the outskirts of Cheyenne we saw the high red lights of the local radio station, and suddenly we were bucking through a great crowd of people that poured along both sidewalks. 'Hell's bells, it's Wild West Week,' said Slim." That's how Kerouac described the outskirts of Cheyenne in July 1947 from the back of a pick up truck traveling from Nebraska, probably on the Lincoln Highway. After his crazy night in Cheyenne, Kerouac (Sal Paradise) hitchhikes to Denver to meet some rowdy, free-living friends waiting out the post World War II slump in the Mile High City. His pals include a Columbia classmate named Allen Ginsberg (Carlo Marx) and Neal Cassady (Dean Moriarty). "On the Trail: Jack Kerouac in ... Written by