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The Holy Goof: A Biography of Neal Cassady
The Holy Goof: A Biography of Neal Cassady by William Plummer 1560256044 9781560256045
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The Holy Goof: A Biography of Neal Cassady by William Plummer

Criminal ... Saint ... Lunatic ... Genius ... Muse .... Once described by Jack Kerouac as more like Dostoevsky than anyone I know, Neal Cassady lived what others could only write about. Serving as the model for Kerouacs frenetic hero, the hip, Noble Savage Dean Moriarty in On the Road, and N.C., the secret hero of Allen Ginsbergs provocative poem Howl, Cassady was a genius of life lived on the edge of the abyss. Now, William Plummer strips away the mystery surrounding this enigmatic figure. Plummer brings Cassady to life: his coming of age in a Denver flophouse, his hustling across America, the car thefts that landed him in jail, his meeting with Kerouac and their mad-cap cross-country adventures, his experiments with sex and drugs, his second marriage to Carolyn Cassady, his teaming with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters on an epochal acid trip, and finally his bizarre death. Black-and-white photographs add to this engrossing biography of an outrageous but fascinating life.

Author: William Plummer

Language: English

Edition: 2nd

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 176

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 2004-03-29

Our Price: $15.81

ISBN: 1560256044

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