Transit No. 4: Carolyn Cassady Interview Issue...with Graham Oliver. Graham Oliver, Carolyn Cassady.

Transit No. 4: Carolyn Cassady Interview Issue...with Graham Oliver

Coventry, England: The Beat Scene Press, 1993. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. In this classic 1993 interview of Carolyn Cassady, the famous wife of Neal Cassady, "aetheral spirit" and "muse to many original Beats," expounding on the time spent with Neal & his "best pal" Jack Kerouac, and her inseparable relation to them both, as well as her experiences with William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg & other essential Beat figures. Carolyn's primary goal in much of her commentary on The Beat Generation is dissipating the still-lingering murky fog birthed by the outright yellow journalism which sensationalized the Beats not as the revolutionary artists they were, but as "The Know-Nothing Bohemians," as the indolent Norman Podhoretz & other notable detractors made clear. Cassady's interview is filled with essential biographical reminisces & minutiae that make the scholar salivate--like the thought of a complete, unexpurgated manuscript of her classic "Off the Road" that totals over 1,100 pages. A worthwhile copy of an integral, revealing interview. Book in fine condition with slight rubbing to front, back covers; slight vertical crease near top-right corner of back cover nearest spine-edge; substantial bump-crease to bottom right-hand corner of same; similar bump-crease to bottom left corner of front cover. Fine. [Item #2700]

Price: $35.00