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The Dharma Bums



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Author: Kerouac, Jack
ISBN: 9780141184883
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2000
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 200mm x 129mm x 14mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Following the explosive energy of On the Road comes The Dharma Bums in which Kerouac charts the spiritual quest of a group of friends in search of Dharma or Truth. Ray Smith and his friend Japhy, along with Morley the yodeller, head off into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude and experience the Zen way of life. But in wildly Bohemian San Francisco, with is poetry jam sessions, marathon drinking bouts and experiments in ‘yabyum’, they find the ascetic route distinctly hard to follow.