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Moreover, the book lacks a coherent narrative, which is really a problem for biography.
Kerouac describes the purpose of his book at the outset: "I have designed this to be a handbook of the ancient Law. The purpose is to convert."
Interestingly, I did not find this book in the Kerouac section in a big bookstore...they had it shelved in the Buddhism section!
Consider 'waking up!.....
Was not aware Kerouac had discovered Buddhism. A very good primer for American Catholics who missed the Reformation. Read more
This is a short little book, but it was hard to get through, even for someone familiar with the life of the Buddha and a fan of Kerouac. Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Davidicus
Kerouac fan? Nominal Buddhist? And surprised you haven't heard of this book before? There's a reason. Most of this book has been taken from Buddhist sutras. Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by Daniel Orr
i'm a huge Kerouac fan. this book was compiled or distributed or whatever you want to call it, to profit off his legacy. Read morePublished on February 26, 2011 by James M. Taylor