Journal 1954-1965 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Alan Ginsburg recaps his homoseuxality and his love affair with Neal Cassidy that ends in being caught in the act by Carolyn Cassidy and subsequently ends in Alan being thrown out of the Cassidy home. Alan also comes to terms that while the affair was mutual, Cassidy was still a heterosexual man who did not love Alan mutually the way that Alan loves Neal.
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Plot & Themes

Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   gay guy Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   very happy    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   male homosexuality    -   orgies Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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