Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg. Carolyn Cassady.
Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg
Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg
Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg
Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg
Off the Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg

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

ISBN: 0688088910
New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Carolyn Cassady. "Off the Road is Carolyn Cassady's story of her life at the center of the Beat Generation. In 1948, at the age of twenty-five, she married Neal Cassady, a man who, in her words, "dared to live like those in the books and movies." Less than ten years after their marriage, he had become a living legend, his dauntless, wild spirit immortalized in the character of Dean Moriarty, the heroic traveler in Jack Kerouac's On the Road...Together Jack and Neal set the Beat movement in motion and brought this country into the 1960s. When they weren't on the road, from New York to Berkeley, Mexico City to Denver, they both lived with Carolyn Cassady. With unparalleled detail and authority, Carolyn Cassady brings to life the legendary Beat years." (from front flap) The fascinating & famous later full memoir by Carolyn Cassady (1923-2013), wife of Neal & intimate member-enabler of the founding Beat Generation. Full of stranger-than-fiction anecdotes on Neal, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg & others- with the special perspective of a perceptive woman left behind with the children while Neal, Jack, Allen & co. desperately dashed about their adventures which formed the foundation of their now-canonical works. Though cheated on, periodically abandoned & (sometimes consensually & mutually) exploited by them, she was nevertheless a full & beloved member of their cohort. With two sections of photographs, many iconic. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, probable second printing as indicated in number sequence on copyright page. On the title page, Cassady has hand-written her elegant signature on the line above her printed name. A recommended classic collectible, most rare with this signature; a uniquely evocative witnessing at the eye of the Beat hurricane. Book in very fine condition with only the slightest rubbing to front, back covers & spine esp. small area of upper front cover where purple cloth & black paper board meet; a bit of wear & fading at edges & corners of same; very slight vertical indent to upper part of spine. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket very fine with only a bit of wear, tiny bumps & creases at thin edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps; bottom inner flap of transparent jacket protector affixed at lower inner spine by previous owner-seller. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4068]

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