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On the Road, Visions of Cody, Tristessa, Dharma Bums, well maybe not Dharma Bums, that was a good book.... haven't got a thing on Maggie Cassidy. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John Malkovich
Maggie Cassidy is a bookend piece to Dr. Sax as both deal autobiographically with Jack Kerouac's young days in Lowell, Mass. Dr. Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. Buzalka
I found this book disjointed and repetitive, and it didn't draw me in. Seemed as if Kerouac wrote a love letter to his youth, an idea of itself that could've been a great read, I'm... Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Richard Bon
Maggie Cassidy was written in the mid-fifties, but wasn't published until 1959,after "On The Road" had made Jack Kerouac famous, and certainly well recognized by all the youth who... Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by Joyce Metzger
Nice to see Kerouac's writing of his younger days, pre-Neal Cassady and his life on the road. It's a relatively short novel and explores his relationship with his first serious... Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Maria
This novel, the third installment of the Duluoz Legend, is one of the most mainstream books written back Jack Kerouac. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by O. A. Ruscaba
As I have explained in another entry in this space in reviewing the DVD of "The Life And Times Of Allen Ginsberg", recently I have been in a "beat" generation literary frame of... Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by Alfred Johnson
Ah, poor Jack. It seems he never got over his sentimental dread of the fleeting nature of life. Being touched by tragedy at such an early age when his beloved brother died must... Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by D. Leach