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eBook Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg ePub

by Carolyn Cassady

  • ISBN: 0688088910
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Carolyn Cassady
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st U.S. ed edition (June 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 436
  • ePub book: 1723 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1925 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 295

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To the familiar history of the Beat generation, Carolyn Cassady adds a proprietary chapter marked with newness, self-exposure, love and poignancy," said PW. Photos.

Cassady is more expansive here. She describes the complex, intense relationships that developed between her husband, Kerouac, and Ginsberg, and she analyzes their effects on her marriage. Her writing is sincere and engaging, full of pain and struggle but also love.

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Find sources: "Carolyn Cassady" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2017) . In 1990, her memoirs were finally published in London as Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg.

Find sources: "Carolyn Cassady" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Carolyn Elizabeth Robinson Cassady (April 28, 1923 – September 20, 2013) was an American writer and associated with the Beat Generation through her marriage to Neal Cassady and her friendships with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and other prominent Beat figures. She became a frequent character in the works of Jack Kerouac.

This is Carolyn Cassady's story of her life at the centre of the beat generation. In 1948, at the age of 25, she married Neal Cassady. An Intriguing New Perspective on the Heroes of the Beat Generation. com User, March 24, 2009. Though autobiographical and somewhat biographical, it reads like fiction. The content is irresistible, prompting readers to fervently turn pages.

Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg is an autobiographical book by. .

Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg is an autobiographical book by Carolyn Cassady. Originally published in 1990 as Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg, it was republished by London's Black Spring Press, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Jack Kerouac's seminal On the Road. Off the Road recounts the history of Carolyn Cassady, wife of Jack Kerouac's traveling companion and On the Road's hero Neal Cassady.

Carolyn Cassady, a writer who entered the American consciousness in 1957 as a character in Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, and decades later chronicled her life as a member of the Beat Generation.

Carolyn Cassady, a writer who entered the American consciousness in 1957 as a character in Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, and decades later chronicled her life as a member of the Beat Generation, died on Friday near her home in Bracknell, England. She was 90. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Cathy Sylvia, who said Ms. Cassady lapsed into a coma after an emergency appendectomy.

The intimate story of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady written by the woman who loved them both.

Includes previously unpublished letters, photographs, and drawings from the author's private collection. The intimate story of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady written by the woman who loved them both. Includes previously unpublished letters, photographs, and drawings from the author's private collection.

This book tells the biography of Cassady and his persona as monster, madman, saint and delinquent.

The wife of Neal Cassady describes her life in the American Beat subculture, her marriage to Cassady and love affair with Jack Kerouac, and her relationship with Allen Ginsberg

Comments

Gavirim Gavirim
If you're a fan of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassidy, it will take you a few pages to get into this book.

Carolyn's writing style is reserved and personal, but the more you read the book, the more you'll appreciate her simple "just the facts" way of sharing her experiences with the gang.

There is no bitterness, no bad-mouthing, but also she doesn't spare some of the less flattering aspects of the spectacularly unique people and times she once knew.

This is one of those rare gems where, upon reading the last page of the book, all you want to do is read some more.
spacebreeze spacebreeze
About Jack: self-absorption and alcoholism don't mix. What sticks out is how both Carolyn and Neal both wanted him to switch his focus to fiction, to something outside of his own life. (I bought this version because it has excerpts of Jack's letters that the Kerouac demanded removed in later version.)

About Neal: how complex; clearly the world's most beloved sociopath and a highly evolved being trapped in a body of conflicting desires.

About Carolyn: Wow! I wonder how things might have turned out differently had she put the house up for the bail-bond, but I understand her fear too, after Neal had gambled away all their investments.
Welahza Welahza
another view of the beats - this one from the stay at home mom
Agarus Agarus
This arrived in special time and the quality is beyond reproach. Very good place to purchase reading material!
Jerdodov Jerdodov
It was good. I liked it. I think the best generation is very cool so this book us able to give a different perspective. Also i lined tasty out was not very expensive.
Lynnak Lynnak
Really a great book, if you liked "On The Road". It tells a lot of American culture to people who are not from the States. Really recommend it to foreigners!
Vizil Vizil
If you're interested in Neal Cassady, Jack Karouac and Allen Ginsberg as well as the Merry Pranksters who travelled with Ken Kesey, this book gives you insight into the personal life of Cassady. Although Cassady is a legendary figure in the world of the beats and later the legendary bus with the hippies, being married to and having three children by him sounds like a total nightmare. I couldn't help wondering all through the book why Carolyn Cassady stayed with him. "I loved him" didn't seem like a possible reason from the life she describes, but that's not for me to say. She tells her story well and through her eyes I got a deeper understanding of him and to a certain extent, the people he ran with.
The flipside of "On the Road." The wife of Neal Cassady gives a true portrait of what life must have really been like with the Beats. She documents all of this well, with letters from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and etc. She is truly suffering for her man and yet, still maintaining a family life. After Neal got tired of the road he always had a home to come back to, thanks to Carolyn. She was the real hero of the Beats, providing a backbone, base and support for their efforts. Always suffering due to Neal's affairs and drug abuse, she was a heroine before Women's Liberation became the norm. She shows that the Beat life was not all the good times and Merry Prankstering and travel, that the other books of that generation portrays. There is a sleaziness to Neal at times, always using people for his benefit and yet there is the wonderful loving father always giving attention to his children. A great look into both sides of a generation that generally gets only one view.