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: 192

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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 ...

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.
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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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Maggie Cassidy

Maggie Cassidy

Author: Jack Kerouac (Schriftsteller)

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ISBN: OCLC:731808228

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Page: 194

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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.
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Maggie Cassidy

Maggie Cassidy

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Montréal : Québec/Amérique

ISBN: 2890372014

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Page: 243

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The Beat Book

The Beat Book

(Maggie Cassidy? I thought wildly. Maggie Cassidy! Maggie Cassidy!) ''No!'' Slapping me on the face—pushing it—angry, pouting, rolling away, sitting up to roundabout her dress again straight. ''Hear me? No!

Author: Anne Waldman

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590304556

Category: Poetry

Page: 400

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The Beat movement exploded into American culture in the early 1950s with the force of prophecy. Not just another literary school, it was an artistic and social revolution. William S. Burroughs proclaimed that the Beat writers were “real architects of change. There is no doubt that we’re living in a freer America as a result of the Beat literary movement, which is an important part of the larger picture of cultural and political change in this country during the last forty years, when a four-letter word couldn’t appear on the printed page and minority rights were ridiculous.” Anne Waldman, a renowned poet and longtime friend of many of these writers, has gathered in this volume a range of the best and most exemplary writings of the Beat poets and novelists. Selections from the Beat classics appear, as well as more recent prose and poetry demonstrating the continued vitality of the Beat experiment. Included are short biographies of the contributors, an extensive bibliography of Beat literature, and a unique guide to “Beat places” around the world—from Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, where his novel Dr. Sax takes place, to Tangier, where Burroughs wrote parts of Naked Lunch.
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Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

Encyclopedia of Beat Literature

Maggie Cassidy Jack Kerouac (1959) This novel might not get the respect it deserves because its subject matter is so different from jack kerouac's more famous novels and its style comparatively conventional. Still, its frank handling of ...

Author: Kurt Hemmer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109084

Category: American literature

Page: 414

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Discusses the literary works and great authors of the Beat Generation.
Categories: American literature

The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

2/5 Maggie Cassidy (1959) Summary: Set in Kerouac's home town of Lowell, Massachusetts, the novel tells the story of a bitter-sweet romance between Jack Duluoz and Maggie Cassidy. Subtext: On its own terms, Maggie Cassidy is an ...

Author: Jamie Russell

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842439227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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Were they angel-headed hipsters, dope smoking dropouts or the most exciting group of writers in postwar American literature? Their stories of drugs, sex and the search for an alternative to 'squaresville' have cornered the market in cult literature, remaining hip even while being taught on university courses and in schools. On the Road, Naked Lunch and Howl have become milestones of underground literature and the key Beats (Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg) are mythic figures of contemporary pop culture. This Pocket Essential provides an introductory essay examining the importance of the writers and their work in American culture. Separate chapters are devoted to the lives and work of Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac. Later chapters discuss the other members of this movement (Neal Cassady, Herbert Huncke and many more), the Beats on film, and their influence on the counterculture of the 60s.
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Love the Wounded

Love the Wounded

Maggie awakened to find Cassidy sitting crosslegged at the foot of her bed. Although startled by the child's appearance, Maggie smiled and beckoned for the little girl to crawl up beside her so she could give her a hug.

Author: Lynn Dove

Publisher: Word Alive Press

ISBN: 9781770697218

Category: Fiction

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Subterranean Kerouac

Subterranean Kerouac

In 1962, she told Bernice Lemire, Kerouac's first biographer, that Maggie Cassidy was “almost all true, three-quarters of it at least,” but after the interview, Lemire concluded that Kerouac's portrayal of Mary as the love of his life ...

Author: Ellis Amburn

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466821316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Drawing upon original interviews and his own relationship with Kerouac, Ellis Amburn reveals an inner man who has not appeared in any previous biography-a man torn by his conflicting desires and beliefs. Subterranean Kerouac has been singled out as one of the most significant biographies to appear in years, and it shows how Kerouac struggled throughout his life with poverty, alcoholism, and his doubts about his own lifestyle of substance abuse, indolence, and promiscuity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Maggie Cassidy

Maggie Cassidy

Author: Jack Kerouac (is Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:898886623

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Kerouac

Kerouac

Mexico City Blues was in production at Grove Press, as was Maggie Cassidy (due out in July 1959).12 Maggie Cassidy, for which Kerouac was paid $7,500, would be marketed as a novel by the “Bard of the Beat Generation,” despite Cowley's ...

Author: Paul Maher Jr.

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 9781589796904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 584

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This authoritative biography of writer, poet, and beat generation icon Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) recounts in gripping detail the story of his exceptional life and the key relationships that affected Kerouac's development as an artist, including those with his three wives, numerous girlfriends, and beloved mother. Kerouac presents a fresh and more accurate account of the author of On the Road, one that neither ignores nor wallows in his flaws.
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Kerouac

Kerouac

The new book, originally called Springtime Mary, and published as Maggie Cassidy, had none of the fantasy of Doctor Sax. He may have been stung by Allen's comment that Doctor Sax was undigested fantasy and almost incoherent in parts ...

Author: Ann Charters

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466892811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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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.
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Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction

Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction

MAGGIE CASSIDY in Ja Kerouac, Maggie Cassidy (1959) and Vanity of Duluoz (1968) '[Maggie Cassidy] becomes the story of that first love affair between Ja Kerouac (alias Ja Duluoz) and Mary Carney (alias Maggie Cassidy)' (review of ...

Author: M.C. Rintoul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136119408

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1194

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Fascinating and comprehensive in scope, the Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction is a valuable source for both students and teachers of literature, and for those interested in locating the facts behind the fiction they read. In a single, scholarly volume, it provides intriguing insight into the real identity of people and places in the novels of over 300 American and British authors published in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Sweet Reunion

Sweet Reunion

Are you Cassidy?” The lady glanced up, nodded, and smiled. “I am.You must be Maggie?” “Yes. Nice to meet you.” Maggie shook her hand, then sat on the other side of the desk. Cassidy pushed the laptop to the side and held Maggie's gaze.

Author: Stacy Claflin

Publisher: Stacy Claflin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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She's determined to stay single, but everyone else is determined to see her married. Maggie Kendrick is trying to start over in the enchanting beach town where she spent her summers growing up. Life has thrown her one too many wrenches, and now she's resolved to move on—without a man. Aunt Lucille has made it her life's mission to see Maggie walk down the aisle. Everyone knows it too, as Lucille has tried to set Maggie up with every available bachelor in Indigo Bay. Canyon Leblanc was Maggie's first love, and he just returned to town. Sparks start flying again—stronger than ever. Distance has definitely made their hearts grow fonder, but Canyon has spent the last seven years living a wild and destructive lifestyle, and that reputation labels him a less-than-desirable catch. Maggie and Canyon see past each other's situations, but nobody in town wants them to get together, least of all Aunt Lucille. Friends, family, and even an enemy work hard to keep them apart. Will Maggie open her heart to love again despite the many obstacles, or will the single life prove to be her best option?
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The Four of Hearts Ranch Romance Collection

The Four of Hearts Ranch Romance Collection

Maggie,” Cassidy said, “I think it's sweet that he writes those notes to your column. And you're giving him great advice.” Maggie chuckled. “I've been hearing the rumors that it's him, but I really have no idea.

Author: Debra Clopton

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718076429

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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Debra Clopton’s Four of Hearts Ranch Romance Series is now available as an e-collection! Betting on Hope One clutzy advice columnist. One champion cowboy. And an entire small town rooting for love. Counting on a Cowboy After losing everything dear to her, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy spurs her to wonder if maybe love is worth the risk. Kissed by a Cowboy Cassidy was looking for a home and a place to belong . . . not for a cowboy to steal her heart.
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Once Upon a Christmas

Once Upon a Christmas

What if Maggie had been home when her place had been struck? The Main Street Church was almost full when Maggie, Cassidy and Kelly walked in. Maggie wanted to slink in and find a spot in the back. Not Cassidy. She spotted Matt and took ...

Author: Pamela Tracy

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781459242098

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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The Voice Is All

The Voice Is All

When he was interviewed in 1978 for Jack's Book, an oral history biography, G.J. denied there had been any connection between the fictional Maggie Cassidy and the real Mary Carney. In fact, there had never been anything, he insisted, ...

Author: Joyce Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101601068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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A groundbreaking portrait of Kerouac as a young artist—from the award-winning author of Minor Characters In The Voice is All, Joyce Johnson, author of her classic memoir, Door Wide Open, about her relationship with Jack Kerouac, brilliantly peels away layers of the Kerouac legend to show how, caught between two cultures and two languages, he forged a voice to contain his dualities. Looking more deeply than previous biographers into how Kerouac’s French Canadian background enriched his prose and gave him a unique outsider’s vision of America, she tracks his development from boyhood through the phenomenal breakthroughs of 1951 that resulted in the composition of On the Road, followed by Visions of Cody. By illuminating Kerouac’s early choice to sacrifice everything to his work, The Voice Is All deals with him on his own terms and puts the tragic contradictions of his nature and his complex relationships into perspective.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Beat Generation

The Beat Generation

In attempting to simulate the glamour of the movies, he only manages to destroy his natural 'Greek athletic hero' good looks.38 The self-mockery of the above passage is characteristic of Maggie Cassidy as a whole.

Author: Christopher Gair

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780741307

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Without them, the Hippies and the Punks would never have existed. The Beat Generation were a revolutionary group of poets, drifters, musicians, and visionaries whose gritty spontaneous prose explored alienation, repression, and what it meant to be a member of the human race in post-WWII American society. Through the iconic personalities of Ginsberg, Kerouac, Corso, and Burroughs, along with women writers, musicians, and artists, Christopher Gair charts the emergence and true significance of the group, revealing how their fresh approach to literature and a bohemian lifestyle created one of the most exciting and important movements in American literature. Half a century after the publication of the modern classics "Howl" and "On the Road", the movement continues to attract scores of new readers, influencing everything from bebop to the Beastie Boys.
Categories: Literary Criticism