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By David Sandison

This attention-grabbing and in-depth biography of Neal Cassady takes a glance on the guy who accomplished immortality as Dean Moriarty, the significant personality in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. A charismatic, humorous, articulate, and formidably clever guy, Cassady was once additionally a compulsive womanizer who lived lifestyles at the facet. His naturalistic, conversational writing kind encouraged Kerouac, who lifted a few passages verbatim and uncredited from Cassady’s letters for major episodes in On the Road. Drawing on a wealth of latest examine and with complete cooperation from important figures in his life—including Carolyn Cassady and Ken Kesey—this account captures Cassady’s specific combination of encouraged lunacy and deep spirituality.

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