Thursday, March 24, 2011
Foreseen On the Road
Monumental events in history has us look, perhaps unconsciously, for clues to its eventuality in previous deeds.
The connection between Kerouac's words and what would happen 40 plus years has been pointed out by others, but I had not realized this until I my recent rereading of On the Road. While this is nothing more than happenstance, it is still interesting to take Kerouac's writing as a reflection of American thinking on the subject of the Orientalist (ala Edward Said) within the framework of 1950's American youth counter-culture.