Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2007/09/05/On_the_Road_50th_Anniversary
Author Tom Barbash reads a selection from Jack Kerouac’s influential 1957 novel “On the Road.”
“On the Road: The 50th Anniversary,” featuring Robert Mailer Anderson, Eddie Muller and Tom Barbash.
Join Bay Area novelist Robert Mailer Anderson as he leads a celebration of Jack Kerouac’s famous novel “On the Road: 50th Anniversary Edition.” Kerouac’s book was first published in 1957, and it has come to epitomize the spirit and ideas of the Beat Generation, which had its origins in San Francisco. Maybe a few lusty readings from the book will revive the spirit! – Book Passage
Tom Barbash is an American writer of fiction and nonfiction, educator and critic. He is the author of the novel The Last Good Chance and the bestselling nonfiction work On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal. His fiction has been published in Tin House, Story magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review and The Indiana Review. His cricitism has appeared in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He currently teaches at Stanford University, where was both a Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer, at California College of the Arts, and at the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.