Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike

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Two American Studies professors from Rutgers University here show how the New Jersey Turnpike--that "ugly icon, '' America's "widest and most traveled'' road--has found its way into the minds, if not the hearts, of artists and drivers alike. In poet Allen Ginsberg, singer Bruce Springsteen, commuters and roadside home owners lulled to sleep by its drone of traffic, this 12-lane asphalt monster has inspired powerful reactions, from admiration to anger. The authors consider the first asparagus patch plowed up to lay the road; ...

Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike 1992, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813519555

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