Influence Of The Beat Bible

 - Sep 3, 2007
References: sfgate & suntimes
It’s been 50 years since On the Road was published, and over 56 years since Jack Kerouac typed out the Beat Bible on a 120 ft (37m) long scroll. According to legend, Kerouac wrote it during a 20 day long Benzedrine fueled marathon in New York City. He swore years later still that there were no stimulants other than coffee involved. Substance abuse aside, Kerouac created the Beat generation.  He inspired artists that fueled the creative explosion and counterculture ideas of the 1960s, the same ones that still inspire artists today. On the Road is a twentieth century American classic; if you haven’t read it yet, do yourself a favour and pick this one up, even if it’s the only book you read this year.