Maggie Cassidy

Maggie Cassidy

Though publishers stopped Maggie Cassidy's Jack Duluoz and On the Road's Sal Paradise from sharing the same name, Kerouac meant the books to be two parts of the same life.

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241342367

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From the bard of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac's Maggie Cassidy is an autobiographical novel of young love, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Though publishers stopped Maggie Cassidy's Jack Duluoz and On the Road's Sal Paradise from sharing the same name, Kerouac meant the books to be two parts of the same life. While On the Road made Paradise (and Kerouac) a hero for generations to come of the disaffected and restless, Maggie Cassidy is an affectionate portrait of the teenager that made the man - of friendship and first love growing up in a New England mill town. Duluoz is a high school athletics and football star who meets Maggie Cassidy and begins a devoted, inconstant, tender adolescent love affair. It is one of the most sustained, poetic pieces of Kerouac's 'spontaneous prose'. Jack Kerouac (1922-69) was an American novelist, poet, artist and part of the Beat Generation. His first published novel, The Town and the City, appeared in 1950, but it was On the Road, published in 1957, that made Kerouac famous. Publication of his many other books followed, among them The Subterraneans, Big Sur, and The Dharma Bums. Kerouac died in Florida at the age of forty-seven. If you enjoyed Maggie Cassidy, you might like Kerouac's The Subterraneans and Pic, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'A very unique cat - a French Canadian Hinayana Buddhist Beat Catholic savant' Allen Ginsberg
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Jack Kerouac s Duluoz Legend

Jack Kerouac s Duluoz Legend

Perhaps the reason Maggie Cassidy is slighted in discussions of Kerouac ' s
artistry is that readers miss the analogy he carefully constructs between his first
love with Maggie and his first love with his mother , an analogy that is crucial to
an ...

Author: James T. Jones

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809322633

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Noting that even casual readers recognize family relationships as the basis for Kerouac's autobiographical prose, Jones discusses these relationships in terms of Freud's notion of the Oedipus complex."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Understanding Jack Kerouac

Understanding Jack Kerouac

CHAPTER SEVEN Maggie Cassidy ( 1959 ) and The Subterraneans ( 1958 )
Kerouac wrote two " true - story novels " in 1953 , Maggie Cassidy beginning in
January and The Subterraneans in three nights in October . The first book deals
with ...

Author: Matt Theado

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570032726

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Theado offers close readings of the works that make up the "Duluoz Legend" - Kerouac's series of barely fictionalized re-creations of his life - and reveals how his awareness of his writing self increased over the course of his career.".
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The Beat Generation FAQ

The Beat Generation FAQ

Published by Avon Books in 1959 and considered one of Jack Kerouac's most
accessible works, Maggie Cassidy is a straightforward, comingofage story that
focuses on Kerouac's awkward, adolescent relationship with high school
sweetheart ...

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136344

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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(FAQ). The Beat Generation FAQ is an informative and entertaining look at the enigmatic authors and cutting-edge works that shaped this fascinating cultural and literary movement. Disillusioned with the repression and conformity encompassing post-World War II life in the United States, the Beat writers sought creative alternatives to the mind-numbing banality of modern culture. Beat Generation writers were no strangers to controversy: Both Allen Ginsberg's prophetic, William Blakean-style poem "Howl" (1956) and William S. Burroughs' groundbreaking novel Naked Lunch (1959) led to obscenity trials, while Jack Kerouac's highly influential novel On the Road (1957) was blamed by the establishment for corrupting the nation's youth and continues to this day to serve as a beacon of hipster culture and the bohemian lifestyle. The Beat writers shared a vision for a new type of literature, one that escaped the boundaries of academia and employed an organic use of language, inspired by the spontaneity and improvisational nature of jazz music and abstract expressionism (Kerouac coined this writing style "spontaneous prose"). In search of deeper meaning, Beat Generation writers experimented not only with language but also with spirituality, art, drugs, sexuality, and unconventional lifestyles. Although the movement as a whole flamed out quickly in the early 1960s, replaced by the onset of the hippie counterculture, the Beats made an indelible mark on the nation's consciousness and left a long-lasting influence on its art and culture. This book details the movement its works, creative forces, and its legacy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Desolation Angels

Desolation Angels

I wake up in the middle of the night and remember Maggie Cassidy and how I
might have married her and been old Finnegan to her Irish Lass Plurabelle, how I
might have got a cottage, a little ramshackle Irish rose cottage among the reeds ...

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141972046

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Desolation Angels is the wild and soulful story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of On the Road, told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs. As they hitch, hop freight trains, walk and talk their way across the world, from California to Mexico, London to Paris and on to opium-ridden Tangiers, Kerouac chronicles their poetry, partying, mountain vigils and spiritual contemplation with unsurpassable energy and humanity.
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American Theatre

American Theatre

His ing Maggie Cassidy and Big Sur have For Lipsky , Kerouac ' s public image is
Lowell roots permanently influenced his recently been reprinted by Penguin . Ker
- not important to the play . “ Ultimately , in way of seeing and writing , as well ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031162343

Category: Periodicals

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The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums

Kerouac novels such as Visions of Gerard (1963), Maggie Cassidy (1959), and
Vanity of Duluoz (1967), self-consciously told from the perspective of the
alcoholic and disillusioned adult man, are murder mysteries in disguise—who
killed ...

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110119930X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras.
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Boys Don t Cry

Boys Don t Cry

With the release of Doctor Sax (1959) and Maggie Cassidy (1959), which to-
gether cover most of the 1930s and chronicle his adolescence as a workingclass
Canuck in Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac novels began to take on the look of a
 ...

Author: Milette Shamir

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231506342

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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We take for granted the idea that white, middle-class, straight masculinity connotes total control of emotions, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That men repress their feelings as they seek their fortunes in the competitive worlds of business and politics seems to be a given. This collection of essays by prominent literary and cultural critics rethinks such commonly held views by addressing the history and politics of emotion in prevailing narratives about masculinity. How did the story of the emotionally stifled U.S. male come into being? What are its political stakes? Will the "release" of straight, white, middle-class masculine emotion remake existing forms of power or reinforce them? This collection forcefully challenges our most entrenched ideas about male emotion. Through readings of works by Thoreau, Lowell, and W. E. B. Du Bois, and of twentieth century authors such as Hemingway and Kerouac, this book questions the persistence of the emotionally alienated male in narratives of white middle-class masculinity and addresses the political and social implications of male emotional release.
Categories: Social Science

Kerouac in Ecstasy

Kerouac in Ecstasy

Using this high style and spontaneous technique, he wrote thirteen major works
in half as many years: Visions ofCody (1952), Doctor Sax (1952), Book ofDreams
(1952), Maggie Cassidy (1953), The Subterraneans (1953), Tristessa (1955), ...

Author: Thomas R. Bierowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485529

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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This critical text considers Jack Kerouac as writer-shaman, exploring the content and ecstatic technique of the novels and two experimental volumes that represent critical phases of his development. Thomas Bierowski also examines the reception of Kerouac’s work, arguing that his rise and fall reflect not only the usual changes in literary taste but the precarious position of the shamanic figure in modern America.
Categories: Literary Criticism

On the Road

On the Road

THE DULU OZ LEGEND Visions of Gerard Doctor Sax Maggie Cassidy The Sea
is My Brother: The Lost Novel Vanity of Duluoz On the Road Visions of Cody The
Subterraneans Tristessa Lonesome Traveler Desolation Angels The Dharma ...

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101127570

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The classic novel of freedom and the search for authenticity that defined a generation September 5th, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of On the Road Inspired by Jack Kerouac's adventures with Neal Cassady, On the Road tells the story of two friends whose cross-country road trips are a quest for meaning and true experience. Written with a mixture of sad-eyed naiveté and wild ambition and imbued with Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz, On the Road is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.
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Kerouac

Kerouac

Books Period in Duluoz Written Published Chronology Visions of Gerard Doctor
Sax Maggie Cassidy (Springtime Mary) The Town and the City Vanity of Duluoz
On The Road Visions of Cody (Visions of Neal) The Subterraneans Tristessa The
 ...

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466892811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 512

Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called 'the legend of Duluoz.' Nearly all of his books have been in print internationally since his death in 1969, and his writing has been discovered and enjoyed by new readers throughout the world. Kerouac's view of the promise of America, the seductive and lovely vision of the beckoning open spaces of our continent, has never been expressed better by subsequent writers, perhaps because Kerouac was our last writer to believe in America's promise--and essential innocence--as the legacy he would explore in his autobiographical fiction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Jack s Book

Jack s Book

(Maggie Cassidy, pp. 21–22). Moody Street, showing Textile Lunch. Vinny
Bergerac's apartment was third floor of building next to vacant lot. Photo by
Marshall Clements. THE TENEMENTS WERE, and are, Little Canada. There are
others.

Author: Barry Gifford

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9780857867650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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'Jack Kerouac died in 1969 at the age of forty-seven . . . Most of his friends survived him. Our idea was to seek them out and talk with them about Jack's life and their own lives. The final result, we hoped, would be a big, transcontinental conversation, complete with interruptions, contradictions, old grudges and bright memories, all of them providing a reading of the man himself through the people he chose to populate his work.' In this kaleidoscopic portrait of Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Carolyn Cassady, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Gore Vidal and many others talk, argue and reminisce about their times with him. But alongside these luminaries of the Beat generation are the voices of those who knew a different side of Kerouac: the working men, the childhood friends, the bar companions, the lovers. Fascinating, honest and richer than any orthodox biography could be, Jack's Book documents Kerouac's genius in its full, tragic, contradictory glory.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

The Complete Idiot s Guide to American Literature

Doctor Sax (1959) Maggie Cassidy (1959) Big Sur (1962) Visions of Gerard (
1963) Desolation Angels (1965) Vanity ofDulouoz (1968) King, Stephen Carrie (
1974) Salem's Lot (1975) The Shining (1977) The Stand (1978) The Dead Zone ...

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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You're no idiot, of course. You know that Samuel Clemens had a better-known pen name, Moby Dick is a famous whale, and the Raven only said,"Nevermore." But when it comes to understanding the great works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Edgar Allan Poe, you'd rather rent the videos than head to your local library. Don't tear up your library card yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to American Literature teaches you all about the rich tradition of American prose and poetry, so you can fully appreciate its magnificent diversity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Book of Sketches

Book of Sketches

THE DULUOZ LEGEND Visions of Gerard Doctor Sax Maggie Cassidy Vanity of
Duluoz On the Road Visions ofCody The Subterraneans Tristessa
LonesomeTraveller Desolation Angels The Dharma Bums Book of Dreams Big
Sur Satori ...

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626499

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

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In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered around America, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or "sketches" as he called them, on small notebooks that he kept in his shirt pockets. The poems recount his travels—New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac’s birthplace), San Francisco, Denver, Kansas, Mexico—observations, and meditations on art and life. The poems are often strung together so that over the course of several of them, a little story—or travelogue—appears, complete in itself. Published for the first time, Book of Sketches offers a luminous, intimate, and transcendental glimpse of one of the most original voices of the twentieth century at a key time in his literary and spiritual development.
Categories: Poetry

The Beats A Very Short Introduction

The Beats  A Very Short Introduction

... on people, places, and events of his early life. Maggie Cassidy, written in 1953
and also published in 1959, is a straightforward romance set in a town very much
like the small Massachusetts city where Kerouac grew up.

Author: David Sterritt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199344314

Category: History

Page: 144

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In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the writers of the Beat Generation revolutionized American literature with their iconoclastic approach to language and their angry assault on the conformity and conservatism of postwar society. They and their followers took aim at the hypocrisy and taboos of their time--particularly those involving sex, race, and class--in such provocative works as Jack Kerouac's On the Road (1957), Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" (1956), and William S. Burroughs's Naked Lunch (1959). In this Very Short Introduction, David Sterritt offers a concise overview of the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibilities of the Beats, bringing out the similarities that connected them and also the many differences that made them a loosely knit collective rather than an organized movement. Figures in the saga include Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Clellon Holmes, Carolyn Cassady, and Gary Snyder. As Sterritt ranges from Greenwich Village and San Francisco to Mexico, western Europe, and North Africa, he sheds much light on how the Beats approached literature, drugs, sexuality, art, music, and religion. Members of the Beat Generation hoped that their radical rejection of materialism, consumerism, and regimentation would inspire others to purify their lives and souls as well. Yet they urged the remaking of consciousness on a profoundly inward-looking basis, cultivating "the unspeakable visions of the individual," in Kerouac's phrase. The idea was to revolutionize society by revolutionizing thought, not the other way around. This book explains how the Beats used their antiauthoritarian visions and radical styles to challenge dominant values, fending off absorption into mainstream culture while preparing ground for the larger, more explosive social upheavals of the 1960s. More than half a century later, the Beats' impact can still be felt in literature, cinema, music, theater, and the visual arts. This compact introduction explains why. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
Categories: History

Visions of Cody

Visions of Cody

... on the run instead of afterwardsinasick bed. Because oftheobjections of my
early publishers I wasnot allowed tousethe same personae names in each work.
OntheRoad, The Subterraneans, The Dharma Bums, Doctor Sax, Maggie
Cassidy, ...

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101548783

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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"What I'm beginning to discover now is something beyond the novel and beyond the arbitrary confines of the story. . . . I'm making myself seek to find the wild form, that can grow with my wild heart . . . because now I know MY HEART DOES GROW." —Jack Kerouac, in a letter to John Clellon Holmes Written in 1951-52, Visions of Cody was an underground legend by the time it was finally published in 1972. Writing in a radical, experimental form ("the New Journalism fifteen years early," as Dennis McNally noted in Desolate Angel), Kerouac created the ultimate account of his voyages with Neal Cassady during the late forties, which he captured in different form in On the Road. Here are the members of the Beat Generatoin as they were in the years before any label had been affixed to them. Here is the postwar America that Kerouac knew so well and celebrated so magnificently. His ecstatic sense of superabundant reality is informed by the knowledge of mortality: "I'm writing this book because we're all going to die. . . . My heart broke in the general despair and opened up inward to the Lord, I made a supplication in this dream." "The most sincere and holy writing I know of our age." —Allen Ginsberg
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Manhattan Boss Diamond Proposal

Manhattan Boss  Diamond Proposal

From the moment Clare had arrived in New York with Jamie—feeling more than a
little lost and overwhelmed—Maggie Cassidy had made it her business to ensure
she felt welcomed into their community. When Jamie had left she'd been the ...

Author: Trish Wylie

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426827822

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Manhattan boss Quinn doesn't believe in love. He's the kind of man a girl's mother warns her about—the devil in disguise! But since Quinn hired Clare O'Connor, the funniest thing has happened. He has less control over his heart. She's become more than just his beautiful, ultraefficient secretary—Clare's rocked him to the core. The billionaire playboy is in a fix. His route to romance has always been easy. But now a real gem is involved. He has to tread softly. And if he does, the way will be paved with diamonds….
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Once Upon a Christmas

Once Upon a Christmas

Some of Maggie's anxiety ebbed. Enough so that when Cassidy came barreling
around the corner shouting, “I couldn't find you!” Maggie was able to pick up her
daughter and swing her saying, “I'll never wander far. You'll always be able to ...

Author: Pamela Tracy

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373877720

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Raising three sons and running his ranch keeps single dad Jared McCreedy busy from sunup to sundown. Becoming involved with feisty single mom Maggie Tate is not on his to-do list. But he needs her help dealing with his youngest son's learning problem. Like Jared, Maggie doesn't want any romantic complications in her life…especially with a man whose take-charge attitude makes her temper flare—and her pulse race. But the risk of opening her heart is great and she has her daughter to think about. Then again, it is the season for faith and miracles….
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Visions of Kerouac

Visions of Kerouac

I no sooner had finished this remark than I was fascinated by the concept that
Maggie Cassidy might have been the idealized woman that men live with in the
realm of their beautiful dreams . Maggie Cassidy – Mary Carney - Margaret
Coffey ...

Author: Charles E. Jarvis

Publisher: Ithaca Press (MA)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003857153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography