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InvisibleZenBhikku
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Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak?
    #1819306 - 08/16/03 08:42 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

This guy is amazing. i just finished The Dharma Bums, which I read after On The Road. This guy truely was an american genious.


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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: ZenBhikku]
    #1819604 - 08/16/03 01:28 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The Dharma Bums is like my favorite book by him. On the Road and Big Sur were good but the dharma bums was so much better then those in my opinion.


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InvisibleZenBhikku
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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: forevadazin]
    #1819699 - 08/16/03 02:11 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

well said man. The Dharma Bums is one of the things that made me realize Buddhist was what I was looking for all the time. Jack is so full of life. And I love Japhy. Thanks for the reply man.



Reuben


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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: ZenBhikku]
    #1820278 - 08/16/03 05:41 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah, he's great I read all of his novels and poetry back in college (it was a goal of mine). The only one I never got too was his first novel -- i foget the name of it ("the town and city," i think). All of his stuff is good.

There is also much fine ancillary reading on him and his times (bios and such), which are worth while, if you want a better grasp of the historical context in which he wrote. Many of the other beat poets were good too -- especially some of the San Francisco group...

I also recommend his poetry, such as Mexico City Blues...


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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: Papaver]
    #1821782 - 08/17/03 03:24 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I love Kerouac...You guys like Tom Wolfe too? I just finished his newest book...One of the better ones I've ever read, and I read ALOT...


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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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InvisibleZenBhikku
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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #1822333 - 08/17/03 11:29 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah his poetry is amazing. i write myself, so he is a great inspiration for me. Try some William Bourroughs and Allen Ginsberg for other great geniouses of the Beat generation. And Tom Wolfe's Electric-Kool-Aid-Acid-Test is a great read!



Reuben


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Searchlight casting, for faults in the clouds of delusion. Shall we go? You and I while we can...
Through, the transitive nightfall of diamonds...


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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: ZenBhikku]
    #1822919 - 08/17/03 03:57 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Kerouac is awesome. I also just finished Dharma Bums. My girlfriend celebrates his whole library and she gave me Dharma Bums and On The Road to read. I really dig his style.

Good ol' japhy runnin around naked in the mountains, gotta love it.


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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: chunder]
    #1823338 - 08/17/03 05:56 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I highly recommend reading the Kerouac biography by Ann Charters. His life was the story.

peace friends :smile: 


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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: Xochitl]
    #1823642 - 08/17/03 07:45 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Don't Dharma Bums and One The Road just make you feel like taking off like that? Those really are two awesome books, must reads, really.
I suppose the Bush administration wouldlike to see them banned.


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InvisibleZenBhikku
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Re: Has anyone here ever read Jack Kerouak? [Re: TheHobbit]
    #1825466 - 08/18/03 10:19 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I totally agree.  i started reading On the Road about a week before i got evicted a couple of years ago.  As a result, with no job, no money, but plenty of charisma, I hitchhiked to Colorado to my brothers house.  The next year after getting on my feet again and reading The Dharma Bums, I hitchhiked back to TN and started my real life.  I made it with a little help from Jack and Neal  :grin: 


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Through, the transitive nightfall of diamonds...


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