The Dharma Bums
The Dharma Bums

One of the best and most popular of Kerouac's autobiographical novels, The Dharma Bums is based on experiences the writer had during the mid-1950s while living in California, after he'd become interested in Buddhism's spiritual mode of understanding. One of the book's main characters, Japhy Ryder, is based on the real poet Gary Snyder, who was a close friend and whose interest in Buddhism influenced Kerouac. This book is a must-read for any serious Kerouac fan.

Title The Dharma Bums
Author Jack Kerouac
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 27 May 1971
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0140042520
ISBN-13 9780140042528
Publication Date 27 May 1971
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.

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