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Kerouac, Jack. The Dharma Bums. New York: Viking, 1958. Bound in beautiful quarter leather with gilt raised bands and housed in a matching cloth slipcase. First edition of Kerouac’s celebrated follow-up to the classic of his generation, On the Road. “There were three books that really shaped Kerouac’s public image, the three that came out within a year of each other in 1957 and 1958: On the Road, The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums” (Charters, 295). Published only a year after On the Road, this highly autobiographical novel “became, along with On the Road, one of his two most influential works,” and features many characters based on Beat poets and writers in Kerouac’s circle (Nicosia, 563). The poet-woodsman-Buddhist, who becomes the narrator’s spiritual mentor, is a thinly disguised portrait of the poet Gary Snyder. Charters A4a.

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