The Dharma Bums

During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140042528

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California

The Dharma Bums

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451112491

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From the author of On The Road comes this story of two men enganged in a passionate search for Dharma or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen Way, which takes them climbing into the high sierras to seek the lesson of solitude.


Blaming Japhy Rider

The book commences in West Africa in 1978 but also goes back to as early as 1973, just four years after Jack Kerouac died.

Author: Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D.

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452540535

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Inspired by and responding to Jack Kerouac’s Dharma Bums, this memoir details the psychological and spiritual triumph over severe psychological difficulties caused by a series of traumas endured in the Peace Corps in West Africa in 1978. Surveying the spiritual landscape of America through the seventies to the present in Zen, Tibetan Buddhist, New Age and Christian movements, this memoir describes the journey of author Philip A. Bralich’s life, beginning as a twenty-something, leftist, married, seventies idealist in the Peace Corps in West Africa, through an accident in the bush that cost his wife her life and himself much of the use of he left leg, and through the growing and debilitating psychological difficulties that were finally resolved through wide reading and personal experience of many of the spiritual and psychological movements of those four decades. The book commences in West Africa in 1978 but also goes back to as early as 1973, just four years after Jack Kerouac died.

The Bastard Children of Dharma Bums

The Bastard Children of Dharma Bumsare 'sculped poems, ' essentially erasure poems without theerased lines, taken from each chapter of Jack Kerouac'sThe Dharma Bums.

Author: Joshua Michael Stewart

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781948521420

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Page: 86

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The Bastard Children of Dharma Bumsare 'sculped poems, ' essentially erasure poems without theerased lines, taken from each chapter of Jack Kerouac'sThe Dharma Bums. I manipulate the lines, punctuation, and in some cases, the tense of a word, changing "breaking"to "break," for an example, but otherwise the wordswithin each poem are as they fall within Kerouac's Novel and other poe

Dharma Bums Revisited

This is a limited edition for American Buddhists, Gestalt Practitioners and fellow Dharma Bums.

Author: The Gestalt Legacy Project

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387072231

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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This is a limited edition for American Buddhists, Gestalt Practitioners and fellow Dharma Bums.

The Irish Buddhist

Dharma. Bums. Anxieties provoked by “going native” would resurface in postwar
America, at the foundation of Buddhist ... Jack Kerouac's novel The Dharma
Bums, for example, fictionalized the real-life Gary Snyder.37 This was not the
best ...

Author: Alicia Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019007308X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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""The Irish Buddhist tells the story of a poor Irishman who worked his way across America as a migrant worker, became one of the very first Western Buddhist monks, and traveled the length and breadth of Asia, from Burma and present-day Thailand to China and Japan, and from India and Sri Lanka to Singapore and Australia. Defying racial boundaries, he scandalized the colonial establishment of the 1900s. As a Buddhist monk, he energetically challenged the values and power of the British empire. U Dhammaloka was a radical celebrity who rallied Buddhists across Asia, set up schools, and argued down Christian missionaries - often using western atheist arguments. He was tried for sedition, tracked by police and intelligence services, and died at least twice. His early years and final days are shrouded in mystery despite his adept use of mass media. His story illuminates the forgotten margins and interstices of imperial power, the complexities of class, ethnicity and religious belonging in colonial Asia, and the fluidity of identity in the high Victorian period. Too often, the story of the pan-Asian Buddhist revival movement and Buddhism's remaking as a world religion has been told "from above," highlighting scholarly writers, middle-class reformers and ecclesiastical hierarchies. By contrast, Dhammaloka's adventures "from below" highlight the changing and contested meanings of Buddhism in colonial Asia. They offer a window into the worlds of ethnic minorities and diasporas, transnational networks, poor whites, and social movements, all developing different visions of Buddhist and post-imperial modernities. ""--

Best Sellers

The Dharma Bums is the story of two men who set out to climb a mountain in
California . It is told in the Benchley , Nathaniel One to Grow On autobiographical
style that Kerouac has taken as his McGraw - Hill . Sept. 17 , 1958. 241p . $ 3.95 .

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Sacred Space

DHARMA. BUMS. STEVE. BRIE. In 1957, the year that his seminal semi-
autobiographical Beat treatise On the Road was published,1 Jack Kerouac
began work on a novel which, despite attracting less critical attention, is arguably
a text of far ...

Author: Steve Brie

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443806420

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The identification and positioning of sacred space within contemporary contexts has, to date, received scant attention. In reflecting upon a broad spectrum of conceptions of what constitutes sacred space, this collection of interdisciplinary essays presents a new perspective on an area that is developing into an important theological and philosophical concept.

Some of the Dharma

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 420

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Offers a collage of poems, haiku, journal entries, letters, meditations, ideas on writing, notes on Buddhism, prayers, blues, and sketches

Kerouac the Word and the Way

Justifiably pleased with the result , Kerouac went on to explain to Cowley the
meaning of dharma bums , which he fashioned as “ religious bums , ” or “ bums of
the true meaning . ” ( In Buddhism , dharma means the truth ; the saving doctrine
or ...

Author: Benedict Giamo

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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"Kerouac was primarily a religious writer bent on testing and celebrating the profane depths and transcendent heights of experience and reporting both truly. Baptized and buried a Catholic, he was also heavily influenced by Buddhism, especially from 1954 until 1957 when he integrated traditional Eastern belief into several novels. Catholicism remained an essential force in his writing, but his study of Buddhism was serious and not solely in the service of his literary art."--BOOK JACKET.

The beat generation

Reviews were mixed but mostly bad , and The Dharma Bums did not follow its
famous predecessor onto the best - seller lists . Even John Tytell , Kerouac's most
astute and sensitive critic , found little to like in its pages , charging the book with
a ...

Author: Zott, Lynn Marie Zott

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780787675721

Category: American literature

Page: 536

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The Pacific World

Defending The Dharma Bums in the Village Voice in 1958 , he pointed out that
his friend had had a genuine religious experience . Later , at a conference of
Kerouac scholars and enthusiasts , he offered some instruction in basic
Buddhism ...

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Shambhala Sun

..Now with dharma bums I will crash open whole scene to buddhism boom and
look what'll happen closely soon.. .everybody going the way of the dharma...
watch, you'll see. it will be a funny year of enlightenment in america...I dunno
about ...

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The Great Circle

But most Buddhistic and at the same time most “ beat ” of all his writings is The
Dharma Bums ( written in 1957 ) , a celebration of the San Francisco
Renaissance in particular and the beat generation in general . When the novel
came out in ...

Author: Beongcheon Yu

Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 266

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The author explores the extent of the influence of Indian, Chinese and Japanese traditions on American literature.

The Journal of Intercultural Studies

When Rosie in The Dharma Bums cuts her wrists and later jumps from the roof to
her death six floors below , Ray is more shocked than the others and blames
himself for not having helped her in her need . After Rosie ' s death , he becomes
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Book Review Digest

Dharma bums . 244p $ 3 . 95 Viking 58 - 11734 " Kerouac ' s newest beat -
generation novel deals with Zen Buddhism . ... My chief criticism of " The Dharma
Bums ' is that the characters in it , like most Kerouac characters , simply are not
very ...

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Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.

The Great Encounter

171 American colleges are “ nothing but grooming schools for the middle - class
non - identity , ” remarks the author surrogate Ray Smith in Jack Kerouac ' s
Dharma Bums . 172 In a conformity - ridden world , a world we have complicated
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Author: Raj Kumar Gupta

Publisher: Riverdale Company Pub

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Category: India

Page: 276

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The Portable Jack Kerouac

A collection of excerpts from Kerouac's "Legend of Duluoz" offers a tour of his life and includes "Visions of Gerard," "Doctor Sax," "Vanity of Duluoz," "On the Road," "Visions of Cody," "Tristessa," and "The Dharma Bums."

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780143105060

Category: Fiction

Page: 625

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CHARTERS/PORTABLE JACK KEROUAC (BC)