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The Dharma Bums

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By , (Illustrator), Anne Douglas (Contributor)

Paperback published by Penguin Classics (Penguin Classics)

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The Dharma Bums was published one year after On the Road made Jack Kerouac a celebrity and a spokesperson for the Beat Generation. Sparked by his contagious zest for life, the novel relates the adventures of an ebullient group of Beatnik seekers in a freewheeling exploration of Buddhism and the search for Truth.

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The Dharma Bums was published one year after On the Road made Jack Kerouac a celebrity and a spokesperson for the Beat Generation. Sparked by his contagious zest for life, the novel relates the adventures of an ebullient group of Beatnik seekers in a freewheeling exploration of Buddhism and the search for Truth.

Product Details
Paperback (224 pages)
Published: October 31, 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Imprint: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143039600
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  • Hopping a freight out of Los Angeles at high noon one day in late September 1955 I got on a gondola and lay down with my duffel bag under my head and my knees crossed and contemplated the...

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  • Hyppäsin Los Angelesista lähtevään tavarajunaan kahdentoista kieppeillä eräänä syyskuun lopu päivänä 1955, kapusin avoimeen tavaravaunuun ja kävin makuulle polvet ristissä merimieskassi...

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  • Then I added “Blah,” with a little grin, because I knew that shack and that mountain would understand what that meant, and turned and went on down the trail back into this world.

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  • Kännyin taaksepäin, polvistuin polulle ja sanoin: "Kiitos sinulle, mökki." Sittenlisäsin: "Plääh" ja virnistin, sillä tiesin, että mökki ja vuori ymmärtäisivät, ja käännyin jatkamaan...

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