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This semi-autobiographical tale of Kerouac's own trip to France, to trace his ancestors and explore his own understanding of the Buddhism that came to define his beliefs, contains some of Kerouac's most lyrical descriptions. From his reports of the strangers he meets and the all-night conversations he enjoys in seedy bars in Paris and Brittany, to the moment in a cab he experiences Buddhism's satori - a feeling of sudden awakening - Kerouac's affecting and revolutionary writing transports the reader.

Published at the height of his fame, Satori in Paris is a hectic tale of philosophy, identity and the powerful strangeness of travel.

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  • Satori In Paris
    Jack Kerouac

    Paperback

    9780141198231

    April 16, 2012

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    108 pages

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  • Satori In Paris
    Jack Kerouac

    EBook

    9780141972015

    April 26, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    112 pages

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