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Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ revisited

Jack Kerouac turned his travels into a novel. (LAT)
A hardback copy of the 50th-anniversary edition of Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” sits on the shelves at Borders Books in New York, August 20, 2007. (Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images)
Neal Cassady, left, and Jack Kerouac. Cassady, who takes on the character of Dean Moriarty in “On the Road,” accompanied Kerouac on his epic road trip. (LAT)
City Lights has been a beacon for intellectuals for 54 years. And it’s still run by Lawrence Feringhetti. (Robert Durell)