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On September 5, 1957, Jack Kerouac published his book, "On the Road. It read more like a prose poem than a novel, and the 320-page semiautobiographical work published Kerouac's journeys across sunbaked tarmacs to define the ethos of the Beat Generation. The rambling, stream-of-consciousness travelogue, also launched the author into the literary stratosphere.
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