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Neal Cassady Collected Letters, 1944-1967 - (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 490

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Literary Figures

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Group

Age Range: Adult

Author: Neal Cassady

Language: English

Street Date: January 1, 2005
TCIN: 54271560
UPC: 9780142002179
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-6303
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


"Dave Moore's work on this collection is simply awesome.... It should become and remain the definitive reference book for Beat scholars forever." --Carolyn Cassady

Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac's muse and the basis for the character "Dean Moriarty" in Kerouac's classic On The Road, and as one of Ken Kesey's merriest of Merry Pranksters, the driver of the psychedelic bus "Further," immortalized in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This collection brings together more than two hundred letters to Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, and other Beat generation luminaries, as well as correspondence between Neal and his wife, Carolyn. These amazing letters cover Cassady's life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968. Brilliantly edited by Dave Moore, this unique collection presents the "Soul of the Beat Generation" in his own words--sometimes touching and tender, sometimes bawdy and hilarious. Here is the real Neal Cassady--raw and uncut.

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