Romance Of The Road

Author: Ronald Primeau
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726980
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"Americans have treated the highway as sacred space," says Primeau (English, Central Michigan U.) introducing the rich tradition of prose and non-fiction road narratives that include On the Road, Grapes of Wrath, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, and the Journals of Lewis and Clark. Primeau critically examines these and other works from the position of travel as pilgrimage resulting in identifiable themes of protest, self discovery, picaresque parody, and myth making. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330472755
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So good that it will devour you. It is incandescent. - Daily Telegraph The Road is the astonishing post-apocalyptic novel by Cormac McCarthy, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food - and each other.

End Of The Road

Author: Wolfgang Zuckermann
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780930031510
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Contrasts our view of cars with their actual impact on our world, criticizes the current transportation system, and suggests ways to discourage use of the automobile

Radicals On The Road

Author: Bernard Schweizer
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813921961
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In the 1930s, the discourse of travel furthered widely divergent and conflicting ideologies—socialist, conservative, male chauvinist, and feminist—and the major travel writers of the time revealed as much in their texts. Evelyn Waugh was a declared conservative and fascist sympathizer; George Orwell was a dedicated socialist; Graham Greene wavered between his bourgeois instincts and his liberal left-wing sympathies; and Rebecca West maintained strong feminist and liberationist convictions. Bernard Schweizer explores both the intentional political rhetoric and the more oblique, almost unconscious subtexts of Waugh, Orwell, Greene, and West in his groundbreaking study of travel writing's political dimension. Radicals on the Road demonstrates how historically and culturally conditioned forms of anxiety were compounded by the psychological dynamics of the uncanny, and how, in order to dispel such anxieties and to demarcate their ideological terrains, 1930s travelers resorted to dualistic discourses. Yet any seemingly fixed dualism, particularly the opposition between the political left and the right, the dichotomy between home and abroad, or the rift between utopia and dystopia, was undermined by the rise of totalitarianism and by an increasing sense of global crisis—which was soon followed by political disillusionment. Therefore, argues Schweizer, traveling during the 1930s was more than just a means to engage the burning political questions of the day: traveling, and in turn travel writing, also registered the travelers' growing sense of futility and powerlessness in an especially turbulent world.

Stone In The Road

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Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
ISBN:
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The Road To Rome

Author: Russell R. Standish
Publisher: Hartland Publications
ISBN: 9780923309039
Size: 76.90 MB
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On The Road The Original Scroll

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014197205X
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The legendary 1951 scroll draft of On the Road, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it. On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz combine to make On the Road an inspirational work of lasting importance.

Runner S World On The Road

Author: Doug Rennie
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579546472
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This running enthusiasts' pocket-size reference reveals where to run, stay, eat, and shop in 40 top American cities and around the world. 40 maps.