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Some of the Dharma

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Written during a critical period of his life, Some of the Dharma is a key volume for understanding Kerouac and the spiritual underpinnings of his work.

While his future masterpiece, On the Road, languished on the desks of unresponsive editors, Kerouac turned to Buddhist practice, and in 1953 began compiling reading notes on the subject intended for his friend Allen Ginsberg. As Kerouac's Buddhist meditation practice intensified, what had begun as notes evolved into a vast and all-encompassing work of nonfiction into which he poured his life, incorporating poems, haiku, prayers, journal entries, meditations, fragments of letters, ideas about writing, overheard conversations, sketches, blues, and more. The final manuscript, completed in 1956, was as visually complex as the writing: each page was unique, typed in patterns and interlocking shapes. The elaborate form that Kerouac so painstakingly gave the book on his manual typewriter is re-created in this typeset facsimile. Passionate and playful, filled with humor, insight, sorrow, and struggle, Some of the Dharma is one of Kerouac's most profound and original works.

Synopsis:

Available for the first time in paperback, a revealing and fascinating work of experimental fiction by Kerouac, incorporating poems, haiku, prayers, journal entries, sketches, and more.

About the Author

Jack Kerouac(1922-1969), the central figure of the Beat Generation, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922 and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969. Among his many novels are On the Road, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, and Visions of Cody.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140287073
Author:
Kerouac, Jack
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
451-CE1442
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
10.91x8.52x1.19 in. 2.22 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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