Maggie Cassidy
ISBN: 0140179062
EAN13: 9780140179064
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug 1, 1993
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.7" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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In 1959 Avon Books published Jack Kerouac s tender look back at his high school years in Lowell, Massachusetts, Maggie Cassidy. One particular passage in the book, written in the form of a letter, contained certain thermo-nuclear profanities that weren t widely accepted in literature, even Beat literature, of that time period. As soon as Maggie Cassidy hit the shelves it upset bookstore owners and book distributors enough that the book was pulled, the passages rewritten, and a new, more politely correct version was issued and republished over the decades to come. The original manuscript has not been republished until Devault-Graves learned of the original version that Kerouac is said to have fought for before the decision was made to excise and rewrite those passages. Devault-Graves now proudly restores the original novel, complete and uncensored. Book description: In Jack Kerouac s teenage years his friends gave him a nickname that was prescient and stuck with him throughout his life--Memory Babe. Kerouac was able to conjure up scenes from his childhood and adolescence that astounded his friends with their precision and detail. This talent was to serve him well as a novelist, enabling him to recall long segments of conversation that he could instantly pound out on his typewriter. Maggie Cassidy is Read More chevron_right

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