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The Holy Goof: A Biography of Neal Cassady
The Holy Goof: A Biography of Neal Cassady William Plummer 1569249253 9781569249253 Criminal. Saint. Lunatic. Genius. Muse. Neal Cassady was once described by Jack Kerouac as more like Dostoevsky than anyone I know. Serving as the
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The Holy Goof: A Biography of Neal Cassady by William Plummer

Criminal. Saint. Lunatic. Genius. Muse. Neal Cassady was once described by Jack Kerouac as more like Dostoevsky than anyone I know. 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. In The Holy Goof, 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 in Mexico. With a revealing interview by Al Aronowitz added to this second edition, William Plummers biography of this amazing figure remains one of the best portraits ever written about the man who lived what others could only write about. Book jacket.

Author: William Plummer

Language: English

Edition: illustrated

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 162

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 1994-07-10

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ISBN: 1569249253


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