Dharma Bums

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Two ebullient young men are engaged in a passionate search for dharma, or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude, a lesson that has a hard time surviv
I think I've written elsewhere that my problem with Kerouac is that, while I often feel attracted to his books, they tend to disappoint me most of the time. I consistently end up with the feeling that his work is just not all that was cracked up to...Continua
Wrote 8/16/08
Desolation Peak


Wrote 2/16/08
Kerouac <I>Dharma Bums</I> I thought this was very enjoyable. I always feel a bit trepidations reading books about Buddhism by westerners, but Kerouac had won me over by referring to Zen Buddhism as Chan in <I>Big Sur</I> so t...Continua
Wrote 1/24/08

Possibly his best book, although the sequel "Desolation Angels" may be my favorite.

Wrote 7/6/07
i found it in one of my travels. i was in a hostel in Ireland, and someone left it; as it's my Kerouac's favorite book, and i read it three times or more in italian, i took it and started reading it in english.the back cover is missing, the pages hav...Continua

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