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The Happiest Hour

by First Draught

'On the Road' Review from 1957

www.nytimes.com

Gilbert Millstein's review for NYT 60 years ago, this week:

Just as, more than any other novel of the Twenties, "The Sun Also Rises" came to be regarded as the testament of the "Lost Generation," so it seems certain that "On the Road" will come to be known as that of the "Beat Generation." There is, otherwise, no similarity between the two: technically and philosophically, Hemingway and Kerouac are, at the very least, a depression and a world war apart.

Nailed it.

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