Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha. Jack Kerouac.
Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha
Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha
Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha
Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

ISBN: 9780670019571
New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. "In the mid-1950s Jack Kerouac, a lifelong Catholic, became fascinated wiht Buddhism, an interest that had a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and later found expression in such books as Mexico City Blues and The Dharma Bums. Originally written in 1955 and now published for the first time in book form, Wake Up is Kerouac's retelling of the life of Prince Siddartha Gotama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a lifelong search for Enlightenment. Distilled from a wide variety of canonical scriptures, Wake Up serves as both a penetrating account of the Buddha's life and a concise primer on the principal teachings of Buddhism." (from front flap) The compact biography & treatise on Buddha & the practice of Buddhism by Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, theretofore unpublished for over half a century since he first wrote it. With a scholarly, insightful introduction by Robert A.F. Thurman, a foremost American academician & authority on Tibetan Buddhism. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. An important, collectible key to one of the essential threads through the life & work of Jack Kerouac. Book in very fine condition, virtually mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4186]

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