Dharma Bums


Semi fictional novel based on Jack Keroac’s life; hitchhiking, mountaineering, partying, and diving into Buddhism.


Type: Semi Fictional

Year Published: 1958

Length: 244 pages


Better to sleep in an uncomfortable bed free, than sleep in a comfortable bed unfree.
The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is.
Pain or love or danger makes you real again.
I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of ‘em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures.

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