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Publisher Description

Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature

First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1971
May 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

GoneWorkin ,

Better after chapter 6.

Had a hard time getting into this book until they went hiking and then I could hardly put it down. Good writing, I lost interest in the Buddhist jargon though. Cool perspective from the 1950s.

RicardoKF ,

Amazing book with bugs

This is truly one of my favorite kerouac books, however iBooks does not separate it digitally into chapters which can be very frustrating.

WalkingonSand ,

The Dharma Bums

Classic Kerouac -- a mix of zen, adventure, and summing up part of an era.

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