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"The Dharma Bums" appeared just one year after the author's explosive "On The Road" had put the Beat Generation on the literary map and Kerouac on ...Show synopsis"The Dharma Bums" appeared just one year after the author's explosive "On The Road" had put the Beat Generation on the literary map and Kerouac on the best-seller list. The same expansiveness, humour and contagious zest for life that sparked the earlier novels sparks this one too, but through a more cohesive story. The books follow two young men 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.Hide synopsis
Description:Good Minus in Good Minus jacket. 12mo. Jacket has chipping and...Good Minus in Good Minus jacket. 12mo. Jacket has chipping and rubbing, as well as some minor loss to edges. Has wrap stain to flyleaf (front and rear) closed edges v lightly foxed, pp in good order, solid form.
Description:Very Good. 0670019933 1st edition, 1st printing with full...Very Good. 0670019933 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. ~Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Book has a remainder mark on edges of pages or elsewhere. Light bumping and rubbing to corners and edges.
Description:Very Good. Book Two cassettes, 2 hr 50 min playing time. Read by...Very Good. Book Two cassettes, 2 hr 50 min playing time. Read by poet Allen Ginsberg. Very good with shelfwear to box. Rare.
Description:Very Good. First edition. Spine slant, moderate shelf wear and...Very Good. First edition. Spine slant, moderate shelf wear and aging, previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else very good in black cloth. No dust jacket.; 244 pages.
Description:Very Good. No Jacket (as issued) 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Dark...Very Good. No Jacket (as issued) 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Dark blue cloth with bronze print on front boards and spine which is slighlty faded. Library card holder on inside front board, lib. sticker on foredge of front endpaper and title page. Book is otherwise very tight and clean. 192 pages.
This is, in my opinion, Kerouac's best book. Dharma Bums follows a young group of beats around the emerging northern california scene. The introduction of the zen way of life and its different interpretations by different people is vey interesting. THe imagery Kerouac provides is beautiful, especially ...
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