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"The Dharma Bums" appeared just one year after the author's explosive "On The Road" had put the Beat Generation on the literary map and Kerouac on ...Show synopsis"The Dharma Bums" appeared just one year after the author's explosive "On The Road" had put the Beat Generation on the literary map and Kerouac on the best-seller list. The same expansiveness, humour and contagious zest for life that sparked the earlier novels sparks this one too, but through a more cohesive story. The books follow two young men engaged 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.Hide synopsis
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. 50th Anniversary Edition. First Printing....Fine in Fine jacket. 50th Anniversary Edition. First Printing. As new condition, unopened. Brodart protected. Ships in a box.
Description:Very Good. Book Two cassettes, 2 hr 50 min playing time. Read by...Very Good. Book Two cassettes, 2 hr 50 min playing time. Read by poet Allen Ginsberg. Very good with shelfwear to box. Rare.
Description:Very Good- No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Hardcover first edition....Very Good- No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Hardcover first edition. A very good-copy with slight rubbing, scuffing and minor staining to boards; bumping to edges and corners; some small stains to text edge; small sticker on front pastedown. 8vo +244 Charters A4a. No dust jacket.
Description:Good Minus in Good Minus jacket. 12mo. Jacket has chipping and...Good Minus in Good Minus jacket. 12mo. Jacket has chipping and rubbing, as well as some minor loss to edges. Has wrap stain to flyleaf (front and rear) closed edges v lightly foxed, pp in good order, solid form.
Description:Very Good. No Jacket (as issued) 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Dark...Very Good. No Jacket (as issued) 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Dark blue cloth with bronze print on front boards and spine which is slighlty faded. Library card holder on inside front board, lib. sticker on foredge of front endpaper and title page. Book is otherwise very tight and clean. 192 pages.
Description:Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. Ex-library w/usual markings; front...Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. Ex-library w/usual markings; front cover has slight bow w/top corner lightly bumped, little bit of light soiling, several small tears to edges of covers, pages lightly toning, tape remnants inside covers, 2 small pull marks inside front cover, page 17 has tiny tear w/small crease to fore-edge, couple page corners creased; DJ has rubbing, light rippling from moisture but no staining, bottom edge of DJ slightly trimmed, about 1/16 of an inch, little bit unevenly w/scissors (library needed to fit it in a Brodart), tiny nick w/small crease to top front edge, 2 small tape residue marks to front; DJ in protective Brodart cover; DJ has price of $3.95; 244 pages.
This is, in my opinion, Kerouac's best book. Dharma Bums follows a young group of beats around the emerging northern california scene. The introduction of the zen way of life and its different interpretations by different people is vey interesting. THe imagery Kerouac provides is beautiful, especially ...
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