The Letters of Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac

The Letters of Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac HISTORY AS LITERATURE Cassady and Jack Kerouac Excerpts from two of these letters appear in Carolyn Cassady's excellent account of her Ufe with , Off the Road. Thanks to Ms. Cassady for making these letters avaUable to us. Other books that we have relied upon for footnotes and inspiration include: Kerouac, Ann Charters, Straight Arrow Press, 1973; Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack 1940-1973, Viking, 1995; Jack Kerouac, King of the Beats: A Portrait, Barry Miles, Henry Holt and Company, 1998; Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life ofJack Kerouac, ElUs Amburn, St. Martin's Press, 1998. Kerouac, Gerald Nicosia, Penguin, 1983; Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, THE LETTERS OF CASSADY TO JACK KEROUAC INTRODUCTION As a teenager, Cassady was an aU-American boy in some ways-- handsome, energetic, resourceful, smart, crazy about girls and cars. However, he had a tendency to take everything to an extreme. His love by his own count some five hundred of them, joyriding his way into the juvenile slammer three times in the early 1940s. 's sex drive of cars got him in trouble when he fell into the habit of stealing them-- was ravenous, too, and he liked boys as weU as girls, not something http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

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HISTORY AS LITERATURE Cassady and Jack Kerouac Excerpts from two of these letters appear in Carolyn Cassady's excellent account of her Ufe with , Off the Road. Thanks to Ms. Cassady for making these letters avaUable to us. Other books that we have relied upon for footnotes and inspiration include: Kerouac, Ann Charters, Straight Arrow Press, 1973; Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack 1940-1973, Viking, 1995; Jack Kerouac, King of the Beats: A Portrait, Barry Miles, Henry Holt and Company, 1998; Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life ofJack Kerouac, ElUs Amburn, St. Martin's Press, 1998. Kerouac, Gerald Nicosia, Penguin, 1983; Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, THE LETTERS OF CASSADY TO JACK KEROUAC INTRODUCTION As a teenager, Cassady was an aU-American boy in some ways-- handsome, energetic, resourceful, smart, crazy about girls and cars. However, he had a tendency to take everything to an extreme. His love by his own count some five hundred of them, joyriding his way into the juvenile slammer three times in the early 1940s. 's sex drive of cars got him in trouble when he fell into the habit of stealing them-- was ravenous, too, and he liked boys as weU as girls, not something

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Oct 5, 1999

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