The Fast Life of a Beat Hero
Neal Cassady by David Sandison
Book DescriptionThis fascinating and in-depth biography of Neal Cassady takes a look at the man who achieved immortality as Dean Moriaty, the central character in Jack Kerouac's "On The Road". A charismatic, funny, articulate and formidably intelligent man, Cassady was also a compulsive womanizer who lived life on the edge. His naturalistic, conversational writing style inspired Kerouac, who lifted a number of passages verbatim and uncredited from Cassady's letters for significant episodes of "On The Road". Drawing on a wealth of new research and will full co-operation from central figures in his life - including Carolyn Cassady and Ken Kesey - this account captures Cassady's unique blend of inspired lunacy and deep spirituality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847721044
(234mm x 156mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Omnibus Press
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Sandison
David Sandison was the author of biographies of Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, Che Guevara and Sharon Stone. He died in 2004. Graham Vickers is a freelance writer on the subjects of design, advertising, movies and popular culture. His other books include 21st Century Hotel, Key Moments in Architecture and the forthcoming Chasing Lolita.
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