Jack Kerouac The Dharma Bums

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The Dharma Bums

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One of his most powerful works, Kerouac's autobiographical novel concerning a pair of wanderers who are searching for the ultimate meaning of life. 2 cassettes.

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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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Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

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9780140042528: The Dharma Bums

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ISBN 10:  0140042520 ISBN 13:  9780140042528
Publisher: Penguin Books, 1976
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9780141184883: Dharma Bums (Penguin Modern Classics)

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