Wake Up
Wake Up
A Life of the Buddha


Jack Kerouac's profound meditations on the Buddha's life and religion

In the mid-1950s, Jack Kerouac, a lifelong Catholic, became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that had a significant impact on his ideas of spirituality and later found expression in such books as Mexico City Blues and The Dharma Bums. Originally written in 1955 and now published for the first time in paperback, Wake Up is Kerouac's retelling of the life of Prince Siddhartha Gotama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a lifelong search for enlightenment. Distilled from a wide variety of canonical scriptures, Wake Up serves as both a penetrating account of the Buddha's life and a concise primer on the principal teachings of Buddhism.

Title Wake Up
Subtitle A Life of the Buddha
Author Jack Kerouac
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 27 October 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 0143116010
ISBN-13 9780143116011
Publication Date 27 October 2009
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.00
 


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