Satori in Paris (Flamingo Modern Classics)
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- Sales Rank:4,331,382
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.9
- Dimensions (in):5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8
- Publication Date:September 12, 1991
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Kerouac's classic tale of Buddhist Enlightenment, on the road in Paris! In 'Satori in Paris' Jack Kerouac, a footloose American of French-Canadian parentage, voyages to France to seek the origins of his surname! But it is also, perhaps more than any of his other novels, a book about Kerouac's lifelong love affair with Eastern mysticism. While conversing with a cab driver he experiences, all of a sudden, a 'satori' -- the Japanese term for a 'sudden awakening'; the Enlightenment of Zen Buddhism. Or as Kerouac calls it, 'a kick in the eye!'
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