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  For Beat's Sake: An Interview with Carolyn Cassady, by Jon Alan Carroll
Carolyn Cassady, best known for her relationships with husband Neal Cassady and novelist Jack Kerouac, is an attractive woman with an easy laugh.
Carolyn Cassady herself was cast by Kerouac as Camille in On the Road and Evelyn in Big Sur, but some of her revelations showed that being a literary immortal might not be all it's cracked up to be.
Carolyn herself is opposed to drugs for a variety of reasons, the main one being her staid, aristocratic background.
www.emptymirrorbooks.com /beat/carolyn-cassady-interview.html   (1637 words)

  
  Neal Cassady Collection
Cassady frequently ran away from home and around the age of 15 he began trading in on his good looks and worked as a male prostitute.
He ceased to even try to hide his affairs from Carolyn and though he managed to keep his job and support her and their three children, it was clear that he was heading towards some sort of crisis.
Cassady was deeply admired by Kesey's group of young acolytes, the Merry Pranksters, and he joined their group on many cross-country bus trips.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/cassady.html   (1287 words)

  
  Carolyn Cassady at AllExperts
She was born Carolyn Robinson in Lansing, Michigan on April, 28 1923 and raised in Nashville, Tennessee.
Cassady was married to LuAnne Henderson at the time.In August 1947 she discovered LuAnne, Neal and Allen naked, in bed together.
Carolyn fully expected life to settle down, but was shocked when, in December, Neal bought a new Hudson and declared he was going to be taking a short trip to New York to pick up his friend Jack Kerouac.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/ca/carolyn_cassady.htm   (524 words)

  
 Neal Cassady information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Neal Cassady (February 8, 1926 – February 4, 1968) was an icon of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic movement of the 1960s, perhaps best known as the inspiration for the character of Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's classic On the Road.
Cassady proved to be the catalyst for the Beat Movement, appearing as the characters Dean Moriarty and Cody Pomeray in many of Kerouac's novels.
Cassady first met Ken Kesey during the summer of 1962, eventually becoming one of the Merry Pranksters, and in 1964 he served as the crazed driver of the bus Furthur, which was immortalized in Tom Wolfe's book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
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 Metroactive Features | Neal Cassady's House
Cassady recalled the spot just west of the front door where Kerouac used to sit in a chair and read his books, unless he was drinking port at the bar between the living room and the kitchen.
Cassady got permission from the new owners to remove the bartop and the front door from the house.
Cassady was a Southern Pacific brakeman until he won the $20,000 court settlement and lost his job.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/08.28.97/slices-9735.html   (612 words)

  
 Literary Kicks : Carolyn Cassady
Carolyn Robinson studied at Bennington College, the expensive liberal-arts school in Vermont that recently produced the excellent novelist Donna Tartt and several less-than excellent novelists as well (Hi, Bret).
But Denver was the stomping ground of Neal Cassady, and it's fun to imagine the startling change of direction her life must have taken once Neal swept her up in his arms.
Carolyn is now living in England, but often visits the United States to visit her son and daughters, and to participate in Beat-related conferences and events.
www.litkicks.com /BeatPages/page.jsp?what=CarolynCassady   (402 words)

  
 Women of the Beat...Carolyn Cassady Biography
It is a misperception to think that Carolyn fit into the stereotypical role of doting wife; not only was a she a “at the core of the great Beat trio of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Neal Cassady” (Knight 57), she is an extensively innovative person in her own right.
Carolyn states, “I was blessed with parents whose mission in life was to give their children security and education above all else.
Her parents wanted Carolyn to go to plays, and to participate in genteel events, but they did not want her to actually take part in the plays because, as Carolyn recalls “they did not approve of life upon the wicked stage for young ladies” (Walsh 82).
www.womenofthebeat.org /Carolyn%20Cassady/CarolynCassady.htm   (324 words)

  
 NPR : Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Present at the Creation
Cassady's widow, Carolyn, says the recorder was rolling all the time, but they could only afford a few reels of blank tape, so they would often record over earlier recordings.
Carolyn Cassady, the wife of Neal and hostess to Kerouac during the writing of On the Road, remembers her houseguest and friend as a much more sensitive, disciplined writer than most of his readers imagined.
She says Kerouac was always on the lookout for material, which he would record in a tiny notebook until he slowed down enough to pull the fragments together.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/patc/ontheroad   (1524 words)

  
 Neal Cassady, the official site, to keep alive the beat inspiration of the man and the myth
We are planning a short hiatus for the month of January, but will return in February with news and happenings.
We are the Cassady family, dedicated to bringing you the real Neal, the Neal we knew.
Neal’s wife Carolyn Cassady and their children; Cathy Cassady Sylvia, Jami Cassady Ratto and John Allen Cassady wanted to bring the world the truth about the man, the myth, the one and only Neal Cassady.
www.nealcassadyestate.com   (273 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Collected Letters, 1944-1967: Books: Neal Cassady,Dave Moore,Carolyn Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cassady's letters show this and more, revealing a sometimes manic yet incredibly insightful and electric mind and a man so charged with emotion for life and open to his urges that he seemed unable to settle anywhere (including within his various selves) for very long.
Cassady is a born storyteller, as is evidenced by his energetic and exciting letters; however, it becomes evident that he is not a born writer, and as exciting as his letters are, they say quite little.
Cassady is the one who inspired the three struggling writers, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and even William S. Burroughs somewhat the most with his wild ways of living, his "Rasputin" hypnosis over woman, and his romantic image of the modern cowboy whose trusty steed is a battered old 1936 Chevy, baptized in mud.
www.amazon.com /Collected-Letters-1944-1967-Neal-Cassady/dp/0142002178   (2392 words)

  
 Carolyn Cassady Biography and Summary
Carolyn Elizabeth Robinson Cassady is known more for her association with Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac than for her own achievement, which is laudable and extensive.
April 28, 1923) is an American writer associated with the Beat Generation by her marriage to Neal Cassady, and friendship with other writers.
She was consequently a frequent character in the works of Jack Kerouac, who wrote extensivel...
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 1996 Dharma Beat Player Plate-Carolyn Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carolyn Cassady writes in her memoir, Off The Road, that she had been raised in "fear and reverence of existing codes".
A graduate of the elitist Bennington College, she met Neal Cassady while she was doing graduate work in Theater and Fine Arts at the University of Denver.
Carolyn, who is definitely not a minor character in the story of the Beat generation, has written an informative and personal account of her life with Neal, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and the others.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /carolyn6.html   (215 words)

  
 Auction of Kerouac manuscript 'blasphemy' | News | Guardian Unlimited Books
The former wife of Neal Cassady, one of the two central figures in Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, yesterday denounced as "blasphemy" an auction at which the original manuscript of the story is expected to sell for up to $1.5m.
Carolyn Cassady, 78, said: "He typed a lot of it on my college typewriter in my attic - he liked it because it was my sister's.
Carolyn, mother of Neal's three children, had a long affair with Kerouac at her husband's suggestion.
books.guardian.co.uk /news/articles/0,6109,468589,00.html   (597 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Collected Letters 1944 1967: Books: Neal Cassady,Dave Moore,Carolyn Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although there are a few literary gems within Cassady’s body of work, such as his free-flowing "Joan Anderson" letter, for the most part, his letters prove that his most enduring legacy is his tremendous influence on his Beat friends.
Cassady was part raw sexuality, part inspiration for Kerouac and Ginsberg, part arrogant con man, and part insecure, indecisive drifter.
Cassady's letters show this and more, revealing a sometimes manic yet incredibly insightful and electric mind and a man so charged with emotion for life and open to his urges that he seemed unable to settle anywhere (including within his various selves) for very long.
www.amazon.ca /Collected-Letters-1944-1967-Cassady/dp/0142002178   (582 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg: Books: Carolyn Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I found Carolyn Cassady's biography to be an interesting account of an intelligent and talented woman who walked the line between her own more old fashioned sense of morality and the life Neal Cassady introduced her to.
Carolyn did, unfortunately, hang tight for a while to her belief that she could hold onto her husband.
When Carolyn Cassady isn't attempting to elicit readers' sympathy for her as the poor, neglected wife of beat luminary Neil Cassady, she's trying to claim that Neil's genius excuses said neglect.
www.amazon.com /Off-Road-Cassady-Kerouac-Ginsberg/dp/014015390X   (1925 words)

  
 COSMIC BASEBALL ASSOCIATION-CAROLYN CASSADY 1997 PLAYER PLATE
Neal Cassady II Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Carolyn Cassady received a scholarship to attend Bennington College, an exclusive women's school in Vermont.
It was in Denver, in March 1947, that Carloyn and Neal Cassady intersected.
Carolyn had lived a relatively sheltered life so it is not that surprising to learn how bewildered she was on a morning in August 1947 when she discovered LuAnne, Neal and Allen all naked in bed together.
www.cosmicbaseball.com /cassadc7.html   (1646 words)

  
 Cassady Vitae   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carolyn Cassady is a native of Salisbury, North Carolina, USA.
Cassady was employed as an environmental chemist, specializing in mass spectrometry, at Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, MO. She spent the next two years as a National Research Council postdoctoral research associate at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.
Cassady is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), where she recently served as chairperson of the AN-01 committee, which wrote the newest version of the standardized ACS analytical chemistry exam for undergraduates.
www.bama.ua.edu /~ccassady/cjc.html   (388 words)

  
 CAROLYN CASSADY: BEAT SURVIVOR :: hightimes.com
Carolyn Cassady's book, which will be re-released by Viking-Penguin next year in an expanded version entitled Off the Road: My Twenty Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg, is an underrated gem in the Beat literary canon and the definitive female voice on the subject.
Born in Lansing, Michigan on April 28, 1923, Carolyn's early years were spent between the Dutch Colonial home her father had built in East Lansing, and a summer cottage on Glen Lake.
For Carolyn, the cottage "was the ultimate in heaven for me; the three months of summer were like three years, and it remains in my memory as just that.
www.hightimes.com /ht/entertainment/content.php?page=&aid=13&bid=100&tt=   (739 words)

  
 Carolyn Cassady
Today Carolyn Cassady will travel to Amsterdam to accept on behalf of her late husband Neal an award for being one of the most remarkable dope smokers of the century.
Her husband was Neal Cassady, the hero and inspiration of On the Road and Jack Kerouac, its author, was her lover and they have become since their the centres of an industry.
Besides, she says, Bracknell is better than California because she can live here quite comfortably without a car; and I realise that the widow of Neal Cassady, celebrated by three generations of teenagers as the most exciting driver in America, loathes cars and refuses to drive.
www.thewormbook.com /acb/cuts/gdn/carolyn_cassady_4op.html   (743 words)

  
 Prof. Carolyn J. Cassady
CAROLYN J. Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Recruiting
Molecular dynamics calculations are employed to provide theoretical data that assists in interpreting the experimental results.
"Gas-Phase Ion Chemistry of Amides, Peptides, and Proteins" C.J. Cassady in The Amide Linkage: Structural Significance in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Materials Science, A. Greenberg, C. Breneman, and J. Liebman, eds.; Wiley Interscience, London, pp.
www.bama.ua.edu /~chem/people/faculty/cassady/cassady.html   (518 words)

  
 Neal Cassady Life Stories, Books, & Links
On this day in 1968 Neal Cassady died, at the age of forty-one.
Cassady was not only Jack Kerouac's wheelman on the trips that inspired On the Road but a direct influence on Kerouac's style.
Ken Kesey and others who were friendly with, or married to, or driven by, or audience for Cassady all say that "Fastestmanalive" talked and lived as he drove -- at overwhelming rates and to uncertain places.
www.todayinliterature.com /biography/neal.cassady.asp   (267 words)

  
 beatland AUTHOR : Carolyn Cassady   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carolyn Cassady is a painter and writer, and was the wife of
She was born Carolyn Robinson in Nashville, Tennessee in
country romps, Carolyn found that she was pregnant again.
www.spress.de /beatland/homes_of/the_beat/femmes/ccassady/info.htm   (249 words)

  
 San Francisco Bay Guardian : Article : Carolyn Cassady
PREVIEW Before Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Neal Cassady became iconic figures of the Beat generation, they were friends who partied and traveled together, heading off to follow whatever had recently captured their imagination and spirit.
An outstanding artist in her own right, Carolyn became the calm center of the Kerouac-Cassady storm, raising a family and attempting to keep a somewhat normal household during the era Kerouac later dramatized in his classic, On the Road.
In 1990, Carolyn reflected on her life in the memoir Off the Road, providing an insider's look at what life with the Beats was really like.
www.sfbayguardian.com /entry.php?entry_id=2474&catid=85   (259 words)

  
 American Legends Interviews.....
In Denver, Ginsberg and Cassady linked up with a mutual friend, Jack Kerouac, whose fictionalized account of that reunion was later recounted in On the Road.
It was also in Denver that Cassady met Carolyn Robinson, whom he later married.
Until Allen's death in 1997, Carolyn Cassady managed to remain friends with him.
www.americanlegends.com /Interviews/carolyn_cassidy_allen.html   (840 words)

  
 San Francisco Bay Guardian : Article : Carolyn Cassady
PREVIEW Before Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Neal Cassady became iconic figures of the Beat generation, they were friends who partied and traveled together, heading off to follow whatever had recently captured their imagination and spirit.
An outstanding artist in her own right, Carolyn became the calm center of the Kerouac-Cassady storm, raising a family and attempting to keep a somewhat normal household during the era Kerouac later dramatized in his classic, On the Road.
In 1990, Carolyn reflected on her life in the memoir Off the Road, providing an insider's look at what life with the Beats was really like.
www.sfbg.com /entry.php?entry_id=2474&catid=85&volume_id=254&issue_id=274&volume_num=41&issue_num=13   (509 words)

  
 Carolyn Cassady at the Blue Neon Alley
Carolyn Cassady on Neal & Allen: American Legends
John Allen Cassady: Metro Active: Carolyn & Neal's Son.
Carolyn Cassady: "The Myths of Hollyweird" : @ Nottingham Trent University (BBC)
www.neonalley.org /carolyn.html   (103 words)

  
 COLLECTED LETTERS 1944 1967 - Neal Cassady - Penguin Books
Neal Cassady is best remembered today as Jack Kerouac’s muse and the basis for the character “Dean Moriarty” in Kerouac’s classic On The Road, and as one of Ken Kesey’s merriest of Merry Pranksters, the driver of the psychedelic bus “Further,” immortalized in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
These amazing letters cover Cassady’s life between the ages of 18 and 41 and finish just months before his death in February 1968.
Brilliantly edited by Dave Moore, this unique collection presents the “Soul of the Beat Generation” in his own words—sometimes touching and tender, sometimes bawdy and hilarious.
www.penguin.ca /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780142002179,00.html   (184 words)

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