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The Dharma Bums

  • List Price: $28.95
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  • Seller:the_book_depository_
  • Sales Rank:2,798,001
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Hardcover
  • Pages:192
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.9
  • Dimensions (in):8.7 x 5.7 x 0.7
  • Publication Date:June 1, 1995
  • ISBN:0899661351
  • EAN:9780899661353
  • ASIN:0899661351
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Synopsis
Two ebullient young men search for Truth the Zen way: from marathon wine-drinking bouts, poetry jam sessions, and "yabyum" in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude in the high Sierras and a vigil atop Desolation Peak in Washington State. Published just a year after "On the Road" put the Beat Generation on the map, "The Dharma Bums" is sparked by Kerouac's expansiveness, humor, and a contagious zest for life.
Amazon.com Review
One of the best and most popular of Kerouac's autobiographical novels, The Dharma Bums is based on experiences the writer had during the mid-1950s while living in California, after he'd become interested in Buddhism's spiritual mode of understanding. One of the book's main characters, Japhy Ryder, is based on the real poet Gary Snyder, who was a close friend and whose interest in Buddhism influenced Kerouac. This book is a must-read for any serious Kerouac fan.

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