Grace Beats Karma
NY, Blast, (1993). The hardcover issue of this collection of Cassady's letters from prison, 1958-60. Cassady was sentenced to five years in San Quentin for selling three marijuana cigarettes to an undercover agent. This collection of letters bridges the gap between his days with Kerouac and the Beats in the late '40s and early '50s and his period as a counterculture icon in the early and mid-'60s. Inscribed by both Carolyn Cassady and John Cassady, Neal's wife and son. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Laid in is a program from a 2001 marathon Kerouac reading, and a postcard of Kerouac with Cassady, from a photograph by Carolyn, that is signed by Carolyn Cassady. An uncommon edition of Neal Cassady's writings: the hardcover issue was reportedly limited to 250 copies. Scarce signed by his family members. [#032864] SOLD
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