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The Dharma bums

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Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
187

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The Dharma Bums is a 1958 novel by Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac. The basis for the novel's semi-fictional accounts are events occurring years after the events of On the Road. The main characters are the narrator Ray Smith, based on Kerouac, and Japhy Ryder, based on the poet and essayist Gary Snyder, who was instrumental in Kerouac's introduction to Buddhism in the mid-1950s.

The book concerns duality in Kerouac's life and ideals, examining the relationship of the outdoors, mountaineering, hiking, and hitchhiking through the west US with his "city life" of jazz clubs, poetry readings, and drunken parties. The protagonist's search for a "Buddhist" context to his experiences (and those of others he encounters) recurs throughout the story. The book had a significant influence on the Hippie counterculture of the 1960s.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: The Dharma Bums (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
The Dharma Bums (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
October 31, 2006, Penguin Classics
in English
Cover of: The Dharma bums
The Dharma bums
2006, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: The Dharma Bums
The Dharma Bums
May 27, 1976, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Dharma bums.
The Dharma bums.
1973, Deutsch
in English

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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1958

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxix])

Series
Penguin classics deluxe edition
Genre
Fiction

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3521.E735 D48 2006, PS3521.E735D48 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxviii, 187 p. ;
Number of pages
187

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17213572M
Internet Archive
dharmabums0000kero_e9y0
ISBN 10
0143039601
ISBN 13
9780143039600
LC Control Number
2006051511
Library Thing
7199
Goodreads
23492

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