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Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg

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Off the Road tells the intimate story of the legendary Neal Cassady and his remarkable friendships with Jack Kerouac (who immortalized Cassady as Dean Moriarty in On the Road) and Allen Ginsberg.

Written by the woman who loved them all--as wife of Cassady, lover of Kerouac, and friend of Ginsberg--this riveting and intimate memoir spans one of the most vital eras in twentieth-century literature and culture, including the explosive successes of Kerouac's On the Road and Ginsberg's Howl, the flowering of the Beat movement, and the social revolution of the 1960s. Carolyn Cassady reveals a side of Neal Cassady rarely seen-that of husband and father, a man who craved respectability, yet could not resist the thrills of a wilder and ultimately more destructive lifestyle.

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Neal Cassady was a living legend immortalized in the bible of the Beat generation, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." In this vivid account of the people who brought this country into the 1960s, Neal's wife captures the turbulence and raw excitement of her years with Cassady, Kerouac, and poet Allen Ginsberg.

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Synopsis:

Neal Cassady was a living legend, his dauntless, wild spirit immortalized in the bible of the Beat generation, Jack Kerouac's On the Road. In this vivid account, Neal's wife captures the turbulence and raw excitement of her years with Cassady, with Kerouac (her sometime lover), and with poet Allen Ginsberg--an intense rival for Neal's affections. The love triangles, nomadic lifestyles, and feverish creative impulses of those at the forefront of this explosive movement are recalled with the clarity that only Carolyn Cassady can offer. Reverberating with all the intensity of the legendary era it chronicles, Off the Road is the authentic story of the people who brought this country into the 1960s.

About the Author

CAROLYN CASSADY was born in Michigan, graduated from Bennington College, Vermont, and earned her MA in fine Arts and Theater Arts from the University of Denver. While at Denver, she met Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg, and in 1948 she and Cassady married in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590201046
Author:
Cassady, Carolyn
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.54 x 1 in 0.82 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 464 pages Overlook Press - English 9781590201046 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Neal Cassady was a living legend immortalized in the bible of the Beat generation, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." In this vivid account of the people who brought this country into the 1960s, Neal's wife captures the turbulence and raw excitement of her years with Cassady, Kerouac, and poet Allen Ginsberg.
"Synopsis" by , @Didn'tTypeOnTP For TWITTERATURE of On the Road by Jack Kerouac, please see On the Road by Jack Kerouac.From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
"Synopsis" by , Neal Cassady was a living legend, his dauntless, wild spirit immortalized in the bible of the Beat generation, Jack Kerouac's On the Road. In this vivid account, Neal's wife captures the turbulence and raw excitement of her years with Cassady, with Kerouac (her sometime lover), and with poet Allen Ginsberg--an intense rival for Neal's affections. The love triangles, nomadic lifestyles, and feverish creative impulses of those at the forefront of this explosive movement are recalled with the clarity that only Carolyn Cassady can offer. Reverberating with all the intensity of the legendary era it chronicles, Off the Road is the authentic story of the people who brought this country into the 1960s.
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