Off the Road

Off the Road
Off the Road  
Off the Road Carolyn Cassady.jpg
Author(s) Carolyn Cassady
Country UK
Language English
Genre(s) Autobiography
Literary History
Publisher Black Spring Press
Publication date 1990
Media type Print hardback
Pages 436 pp
ISBN ISBN 0948238054

Off the Road: Twenty Years with Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg is an autobiographical book by Carolyn Cassady. Originally published in 1990 as Off the Road: My Years with Cassady, Kerouac, and Ginsberg, it was republished by London's Black Spring Press, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Jack Kerouac's seminal On the Road. Off the Road recounts the history of Carolyn Cassady, wife of Jack Kerouac's traveling companion and On the Road's hero Neal Cassady. As Neal's wife and Kerouac's intermittent lover, Carolyn Cassady was well situated to record the inception of the Beat Generation and its influence on American culture.[citation needed]

Off the Road begins in the initial stages of Kerouac and Neal Cassady's friendship, when Kerouac was a struggling author trying to publish his first novel (1950's The Town and the City), and documents important moments in the beat movement such as the success of On the Road and Allen Ginsberg's "Howl".


Publication History

See also

  • Love Always, Carolyn, 2011 documentary film on Carolyn, covering similar subject material.


  • Darlington, Andy. "Carolyn Cassady: On and Off the Road." Moody Street Irregulars: A Jack Kerouac Magazine 24-26 (1991), 13-18.

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