Maggie Cassidy

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McGraw-Hill Companies, 1978 - Fiction - 194 pages
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"When someone asks 'Where does [Kerouac] get that stuff?' say: 'From you!' He lay awake all night listening with eyes and ears. A night of a thousand years. Heard it in the womb, heard it in the cradle, heard it in school , heard it on the floor of life's stock exchange where dreams are traded for gold." -Henry Miller One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s, Maggie Cassidy was not published until 1959, after the appearance of On the Road had made its author famous overnight, Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its straight-forward narrative structure, is one of Kerouac's most accesible works. It is a remarkable , bittersweet evocation of the awkwardness and the joy of growing up in America.

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User Review  - gbill - LibraryThing

In the beginning part of this book, I thought it was heading for a 2.5 star rating, as some of the sloppy grammar and lack of editing was poor even by Kerouac’s standards. If you do read it, all I can ... Read full review

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my all time favourite bloom!!! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
9
Section 3
13
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About the author (1978)

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. He considered all of his "true story novels," including On the Road, to be chapters of "one vast book," his autobiographical Legend of Duluoz. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969 at the age of forty-seven.

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