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  • Published: 19 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143039600
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $27.99

The Dharma Bums (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


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Published just one year after "On The Road", this is the story of two men enganged 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.

  • Pub date: 19 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143039600
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922. In 1947, enthused by bebop, the rebel attitude of his friend Neal Cassidy, and the throng of hobos, drug addicts and hustlers he encountered in New York, he decided to discover America and hitchhhike across the country. His writing was openly autobiographical and he developed a style he referred to as 'spontaneous prose' which he used to record the experiences of the Beat Generation. Among his many novels are On the Road, Maggie Cassidy, The Subterraneans, The Dharma Bums and Big Sur. He died in 1969.

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