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Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady are looking over your shoulder... If you get nervous, just go back to the map and wing out on the road...

Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac began the series of cross-country adventures that would later become 'On The Road'. They raced aimlessly across the U.S.A. and Mexico, with Cassady setting the agenda. Kerouac began writing about their adventures even as they were taking place, but he could not find a style that fit the content, and put the project away in frustration.

He picked the project up again later, after a series of letters from Cassady gave Kerouac the idea to write the book the way Cassady talked, in a rush of mad ecstasy, without self-consciousness or mental hesitation.
It worked: 'On The Road' became a sensation by capturing Cassady's voice.

The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began.

There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to Nevereverland'
('The Other One' by The Grateful Dead)

Or go to Ginsberg's "Howl"...
He first read that at Six Gallery in San Francisco with Kerouac thumping a beat on a jug of Red, chanting "GO" as it got momentum and gained power... Ginsberg started it while sitting on the can, leaving and walking out reading... Or that's what Wally Hedrick, super painter and co-founder of the Six Gallery, said...
More on Ginsberg...
Kerouac based The Dharma Bums on Poet Gary Snyder...

The photos of Kerouac and Cassady bring you to sites about them.

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