Posted on 09/02/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’re traveling home after the holiday and bored out of your skull, we have an idea for you: write about road trips.

But think beyond the Beat Generation-type literature.

Writer Andrew Small recently interviewed Allen Pietrobon, a history professor who argues that it’s time to update the literary canon of the Great American Road Trip.

Head to CityLab to read the conversation in which Pietrobon explains the allure of the road trip (both in reality and in reading) and its significance.

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