Reading marks anniversary of Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ |

Reading marks anniversary of Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’

BOULDER – Admirers of author Jack Kerouac began a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of “On the Road” by reading it aloud at Naropa University in Boulder.Readers, who included some close friends of the late author, took turns, taking about 12 hours from cover-to-cover Saturday.More than 150 people listened on the first day of the three-day event.One of the most popular books ever written by an American, it tells the story of Kerouac and a friend he called Dean Moriarity in the book, as they travel the country, including a visit to Denver that the city celebrates with a tour that traces his steps.The stream-of-consciousness novel helped generate the Beat Generation.

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