Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg by Carolyn Cassady, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg

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

by Carolyn Cassady
     
 

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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

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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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"A great book as well as a wonderful autobiography." — Washington Post Book World

"A poignant recollection—truthful, coarse, and inviting— teeming with the spirit of the men who inspired and symbolized the dreams of a generation." — San Francisco Chronicle

"This is the book to be read in tandem with Kerouacs On the Road, Ginsberg's Howl, and Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. It fits like the lost half of a broken plate." — The Literary Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590201046
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,135,520
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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.

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