Jack Kerouac‘s novels, particularly On the Road, are popular all around the world. When Allen Ginsberg arrived in China in 1984, he was surprised to find Kerouac’s name on the tip of Chinese tongues around the university campuses. When Beatdom editor, David S. Wills, first visited China in 2008, he found Kerouac’s books on street corners and in bookstores across the country. Even his favorite bar was a tip of the cap to Kerouac. Its name was 在路上 – lit. “on the road”.
Check out some of these covers:
On the Road
The Dharma Bums
And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks
The Beat Generation (play)
The Town and the City (released April, 2013)
Book of Dreams (released October, 2013)
Visions of Gerard (released January, 2014)
Vanity of Duluoz (released March, 2014)
Tristessa (released March, 2014)
Maggie Cassidy (released May, 2014)
For more Kerouac covers from around the world, take a look at Dave Moore’s website.