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

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

by Carolyn Cassady
     
 

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Neal Cassady was a living legend, his dauntless, wild spirit immortalized in thebible 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 loveSee more details below

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Neal Cassady was a living legend, his dauntless, wild spirit immortalized in thebible 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. dreams of a generation. (San Francisco Chronicle) merely as legends. (The Boston Globe)

Author Biography: Carolyn Cassady earned an M.A. in fine arts and theater arts from the University of Denver, where she met Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg. In 1948 she married Neal; they had three children together.

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Editorial Reviews

Jerry Landesman
This is a book about the end of innocence in America and Cassady's attempt to come to terms with its casualties, including herself� It's one hell of a story.
The Sunday Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140153903
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1991
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.86(d)

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