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  • The Dharma Bumsby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1971; US$ 15.00

    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... more...

  • On the Roadby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1976; US$ 15.00

    On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac's years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, "a sideburned hero of the snowy West." As "Sal Paradise" and "Dean Moriarty," the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience. Kerouac's love of America, his compassion for humanity, and his sense of language as jazz... more...

  • Visions of Gerardby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1991; US$ 12.99

    "My best most serious sad and true book yet." ?Jack Kerouac "His life . . . ended when he was nine and the nuns of St. Louis de France Parochial School were at his bedside to take down his dying workds becase they'd heard his astonishing revelations of heaven delivered in catechism on no more encouragement than it was his turn to speak. . . ." Unique... more...

  • Vanity of Duluozby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1994; US$ 12.99

    Originally subtitled "An Adventurous Education, 1935-1946," Vanity of Duluoz is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's lifework, the series of autobiographical novels he referred to as The Legend of Duluoz . With the same tender humor and intoxicating wordplay he brought to his masterpieces On the Road and The Dharma Bums , Kerouac takes his alter ego... more...

  • Visions of Codyby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 13.99

    "What I'm beginning to discover now is something beyond the novel and beyond the arbitrary confines of the story. . . . I'm making myself seek to find the wild form, that can grow with my wild heart . . . because now I know MY HEART DOES GROW." ?Jack Kerouac, in a letter to John Clellon Holmes Written in 1951-52, Visions of Cody was an underground... more...

  • Maggie Cassidyby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Group US 1993; US$ 12.99

    Maggie Cassidy was not published until 1959, after the appearance of On the Road had made its author famous overnight, Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its straight-forward narrative structure, is one of Kerouac's most accesible works. It is a remarkable , bittersweet evocation of the... more...

  • Wake Upby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Never before published in Kerouac's lifetime, this 1955 biography of the founder of Buddhism is a clear and powerful study of Siddartha Gautama's life and works. Wake Up recounts the story of Prince Siddhartha's royal upbringing and his father's wish to protect him from all human suffering, despite a prediction that he would become a great holy... more...

  • Lonesome Travelerby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    As he roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records life on the road in prose of pure poetry. Standing on the engine of a train as it rushes past fields of prickly cactus; witnessing his first bullfight in Mexico while high on opium; meditating on a sunlit roof in Tangiers or falling in love with Montmartre - Kerouac reveals both... more...

  • The Sea is My Brotherby Jack Kerouac

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Described by Kerouac as being about "man's simple revolt from society as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies", the 158-page handwritten manuscript was Kerouac's first novel, but was not published during his lifetime. He wrote in his notes for the project that the characters were "the vanishing American, the big free... more...

  • The Sea Is My Brotherby Jack Kerouac

    Da Capo Press 2012; US$ 23.00

    The long-awaited release of On the Road author Jack Kerouac?s lost first novel, now published in North America for the first time   more...