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The Dharma bums

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, [1990?], ©1958.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Kerouac living his dream as a Zen Lunatic and rucksack wanderer on the fabled golden shores of West Coast America" Ann Charters from the bookjacket.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0140042520 9780140042528
OCLC Number: 23051682
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by the Viking Press, 1958"--Title page verso.
Description: 244 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Jack Kerouac.
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From the author of "On The Road" comes this story of two men enganged in a passionate search for Dharma or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen Way, which takes them climbing into  Read more...


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"In [<i>On the Road</i>] Kerouac's heroes were sensation seekers; now they are seekers after truth . . . the novel often attains a beautiful dignity, and builds towards a moving climax."<b>-- Read more...

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Revealing another world... one that is possible

by andrw (WorldCat user published 2008-08-29) Excellent Permalink

Nothing described in Kerouac's masterpiece is either particularly shocking, nor far-fetched. The world he envisions in which people can get up and leave all the problems capitalist living has handed them is the same world we live in. Abandoning the need for expensive applicances and large homes and...
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