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Neal Cassady Bibliography

This page lists books by or about Neal Cassady.

This list is not intended to be comprehensive.

There are many books about Beat writers, the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and other wider ranging subjects that include discussion of Neal Cassady. These books fall outside the scope of this page.

Additions and corrections are welcome



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Books by or about Neal Cassady

The First Third, Neal Cassady, 1971

A collection of primarily autobiographical writing plus letters.

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Heart Beat: My Life With Jack & Neal, Carolyn Cassady, 1976

"An intimate portrait of life off the road with Jack Kerouac & Neal Cassady."

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As Ever: The Collected Correspondence of Allen Ginsberg & Neal Cassady, Editor: Barry Gifford, 1977

Foreword: Carolyn Cassady.

Afterword: Allen Ginsberg.

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Spit in the Ocean #6: The Cassady Issue, Editor: Ken Babbs, 1980

A special Neal Cassady issue which included previously unpublished autobiographical material by Cassady. Other contributors were John Clellon Holmes, Larry McMurtry, Katrina Daniels, Jane Burton, Diane Kesey, Anne Murphy, Malcolm McGillicuddy, Stewart Barnd, Jerry Garcia, William Burroughs, "Ramrod" Shurtliff, Carolyn Cassady, Ken Kesey, Grandma Whittier and Ron Bevirt. The short piece by Garcia, Behind The Wheel With Neal, is a reminiscence of a drive home with Cassady after an Acid Test.

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The Day After Superman Died, Ken Kesey, 1980

A largely fictional account of the death of Neal Cassady. Originally published in Esquire magazine in 1979.

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The Holy Goof: A Biography Of Neal Cassady, William Plummer, 1981

Subsequently published by Paragon House and Da Capo/Thunder's Mouth.

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Friendly and Flowing Savage: The Literary Legend Of Neal Cassady, George Stephenson, 1987

A 20 page booklet that discusses Cassady's influence on other writers. This piece was subsequently included in the book The Daybreak Boys: Essays on the Literature of the Beat Generation.

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Off The Road: My Years With Cassady, Kerouac and Ginsberg, Carolyn Cassady, 1990

An updated edition of the memoir originally published as Heart Beat in 1976.

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Grace Beats Karma: Letters from Prison 1958-60, Neal Cassady, 1993

Foreword: Carolyn Cassady.

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Neal Cassady: Volume One: 1926-1940, Tom Christopher, 1995

A 48 illustrated booklet of interviews, contemporary documents and photographs.

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Neal Cassady: Volume Two: 1941-1946, Tom Christopher, 1998

A 96 illustrated booklet that compiles interviews, contemporary documents and photographs.

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Neal Cassady: Collected Letters, 1944-1967, Editor: Dave Moore, 2004

Introduction: Carolyn Cassady.

Over 200 letters written between the ages of 18 and 41. Includes letters to Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, John Clellon Holmes and Carolyn Cassady.

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A Form of Work that Becomes a Construct, Ken Babbs, 2004

16 page booklet that includes transcripts of Cassady "raps".

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Neal Cassady: The Fast Life of a Beat Hero, David Sandison and Graham Vickers, 2006

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Neal And Anne At Gough Street, Charles Plymell, 2008

A memoir of a period in the mid-1960's when Cassady, Anne Murphy and Charles Plymell shared a house on Gough Street in San Francisco. Numver 14 in a series of chapbooks published by Beat Scene Press.

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One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road, Gerald Nicosia & Anne Marie Santos, 2011

The story of Lu Anne Henderson. Subtitled "The woman who started Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on their journey."

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Last updated February 2020