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OTR and BIG SUR

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Hi! I'm Krista and a new member to this group. I absolutely love BIG SUR. To me, the main difference between the two is the fact that, to me, BS has the embittered tone and style that Kerouac felt toward the end of his life. I could really feel his frustration and bitterness toward those who were just clining onto his fame. OTR, on the other hand, demonstrates his wild excitement and enthusiasm for his life and his art before society and culture and commercialism seemed to ruin it for him. Hope this helps!