Some of the Dharma. Jack Kerouac.
Some of the Dharma
Some of the Dharma
Some of the Dharma
Some of the Dharma

Some of the Dharma

ISBN: 0670848778
New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. "Written during a critical period of his life, Some of the Dharma is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's vast autobiographical canon. He began writing it in 1953 as reading notes on Buddhism intended for his friend, poet Allen Ginsberg. As Kerouac's Buddhist study and meditation practice intensified, what had begun as notes evolved into a vast and all-encompassing work of nonfiction into which he poured his life, incorporating poems, haiku, prayers, journal entries, meditations, fragments of letters, ideas about writing, overheard conversations, sketches, blues, and more. The final manuscript, completed in 1956, was as visually complex as the writing: each page was unique, typed in patterns and interlocking shapes. The elaborate form which Kerouac so painstakingly gave the book on his manual typewriter is re-created in this typeset facsimile." (from front flap) The monumental journal-treatise-miscellany by Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation. Finally published four decades after its completion & nearly three decades after Kerouac's death, this sprawling work was carefully & faithfully reproduced with the complex & symbolic structure of Kerouac's original manuscript. With foreword by John Sampas, executor of Kerouac's estate; & an explanatory introduction by Editor David Stanford. Large-format hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. A bold, stately production worth all the wait; an essential collectible that has taken its place in the Kerouac canon. Book in very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; one very small crease at upper right corner of front cover board; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a few tiny bumps to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; one very small crease at upper right corner front cover/ upper left corner front flap; otherwise also substantially mint. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4132]

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