ture on the road . . . literature on the road . . . literature on the road . . . litera

 writings after 1900
1900 – 1945

The Education of Henry Adams
Beggars of Life. A Hobo Autobiography
(Jim Tully)
The Grapes of Wrath
(John Steinbeck)

1945 – 1980

On the Road
(Jack Kerouac)
Blue Highway
(William Least Heat Moon)
Miami and the Siege of Chicago
(Norman Mailer)
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby
(Tom Wolfe)
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
(Tom Robbins)
Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
(Hunter S. Thompson)
Zen And the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
(Robert M. Pirsig)

after 1980

The Invention of Solitude,
New York Trilogy
The Music of Chance
(Paul Auster)
Bright Lights, Big City
(Jay McInerney)
Less Than Zero
(Bret Easton Ellis)
Mason & Dixon
(Thomas Pynchon)


. . . because to travel, or at least to travel in a certain way, is to write
(first of all because to travel is to read),
and to write is to travel.”

Michel Butor, “Travel and Writing”

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