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The Dharma Bums
The Dharma Bums | Jack Kerouac
One of the best and most popular of Kerouac's autobiographical novels, The Dharma Bums is based on experiences the writer had during the mid-1950s while living in California, after he'd become interested in Buddhism's spiritual mode of understanding. One of the book's main characters, Japhy Ryder, is based on the real poet Gary Snyder, who was a close friend and whose interest in Buddhism influenced Kerouac.
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rachelk
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I‘m not exactly hitchhiking with a rucksack, but vacations definitely put me in a dharma bum frame of mind.

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PaperbackPirate
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I took this book back to its homeland when we went to San Francisco last month. I took this picture in Muir Woods National Monument. That #forest has some of the biggest trees I‘ve ever seen!
I haven‘t read it yet but in the book description the characters go camping in this part of California, so I‘m assuming some of it will take place... *Update: Sources say ...on a steep mountain. 🙌
#letstraveljuly
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Lindy Nice! My sweetie was quite taken with this book and did a series of abstract paintings inspired by Kerouac‘s prose. 4mo
PaperbackPirate @Lindy I was just scrolling through the things that have been posted here about it & I saw! What an endorsement for the book! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 👌🏻📚🌳💚 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 🌲🌲 4mo
LionHeartLeo When reading it I got the impression it was more like a huge, steep mountain 4mo
PaperbackPirate @LionHeartLeo I guess the cover makes sense then! Thanks for letting me know. Did you like Dharma Bums? 4mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you @OriginalCyn620 ! 🌲🌲 4mo
LionHeartLeo It was slow going, but in the end I did end up liking it :) 4mo
PaperbackPirate Ok good! @LionHeartLeo 😅😘 4mo
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BookBumming
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Another review that wouldn‘t fit. This book is so worth the read. 💘💘💘

StrangeWool Reading aloud? Hmm 7mo
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monalyisha
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1. Capricorn sun, Aries moon, Sagittarius rising. But I feel more like a Pisces or Cancer.

2. Finally applied to grad school (MLIS)! 🙌🏻

3. I‘ve started Kerouac‘s “The Dharma Bums” like, 5 times. I always like it & I always bail. 🤷‍♀️ Maybe this will be the Summer I finish!

4. Working, reading. Sounds remarkably (& sadly) like a weekday. My husband‘s band is playing PaxEast, though! 🎸 If you‘re going, check out Math the Band!

#friyayintro

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plemmdog
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I love old Sixties paperbacks

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sunshyne864
The Dharma Bums | Jack Kerouac


“Rest and be kind, you don‘t have to prove anything”.
~~Jack Kerouac

RaimeyGallant Nice quote. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈🎈 11mo
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CoffeeNBooks I love Kerouac! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 11mo
plemmdog One of my favorite books 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 11mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyMay18 Day 12: Clearly, one must get into the #Rhythm of the Dance.

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Pickels437
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JMEdwards That sounds so appealing! 2y
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youneverarrived
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Dolly Ahh, nature 💗💖 2y
Cathythoughts So lovely ❤️💕💕 2y
Leftcoastzen Love that 2y
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m.galehuxley
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I read almost nothing other than books from the Beat Generation when I was 19 and 20. I‘m not sure why I lost my taste for the Beat movement, but let‘s see how I feel about it now.

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DivineDiana
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This book was released shortly after the Beat Generation classic, "On the Road". Although it is fiction, it is loosely based on the author's exploits with his friends. #septembowie #alltheyoungdudes #tbr

OrangeMooseReads I liked this one more than On the Road. 2y
TheLondonBookworm Intriguing I live trying out writers lesser known books :) 2y
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StacksNShelves This is one of my fave of his. I always tell people to read this first before On the Road if they are looking to start reading Kerouac. 2y
DivineDiana @StacksNShelves I'll remember that! 2y
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Journalismchik
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Kerouac has this way with the words in his stories that always make me want to just abandon my life and head out on a grand adventure. While it didn't illicit the great longing that stayed with me after On the Road, it still brought with it an urge to get out and see something I had never seen before. I love Kerouac's ability to create that feeling. This was a wonderful book! #JackKerouac #TheDharmaBums

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Lindy
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My niece struck a pose after we had finished installing the Dharma Bums paintings at the library. #whatgoesonwhenthelibraryisclosed

saresmoore 👏 That's talent! 2y
Smangela Love this! 2y
Lindy @saresmoore @Smangela She's a darling and has been living with us for a year. Currently studying to be a clown. ❤️ 2y
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Lindy
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I helped install my spouse's paintings at the library this morning. The series is inspired by Jack Kerouac's writing. 🎨📚😊

Hooked_on_books Those are beautiful! Your spouse is very talented. 🎨 2y
mjdowens Beautiful👏👏 2y
Lindy @mjdowens @Hooked_on_books Thanks! I will pass along your kind praise. 2y
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Lynnsoprano Gorgeous! 2y
Lindy @Lynnsoprano Our walls at home look very different now that 10 paintings are at the library gallery. It's all good. 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love them!!! 💕 2y
Lindy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! I will let Laurie know. 2y
LeahBergen Beautiful! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lindy please do ❤️ 2y
Lindy @LeahBergen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks If you want to see more of her art, Laurie has a website: http://www.lauriemacfayden.com/art/ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks They are all so beautiful! I love Night Swimming Red 💛❤️ 2y
saresmoore These are seriously gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the link! 2y
RachelO Beautiful! 2y
batsy These are so beautiful. Calming but with a strong sense of energy, too. I would love to be surrounded by these in a room. Laurie has incredible talent! 2y
Lindy @saresmoore @RachelO @batsy Thank you. Laurie is pleased to hear comments from my Litsy friends. And I love living in a house full of art. 2y
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floydizm
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A must read.

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DaveNeufeld
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All ready for the Fantasy Baseball season. Jack and I took Madison Bumgarner in the top SP slot, let's hope he pitches as well as he hit today...

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Julia98
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One day I will find the right
words, and they will be simple

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SassyGirlReading
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Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

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BooksForYears
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#Booktober Day 31 - Halloween Reads

Happy Halloween, Littens! While none of these books are exactly what I would call seasonally appropriate, their orange and black spines definitely are! 🎃📙

#halloween #halloweenreads

kspenmoll Real or ceramic? pumpkin jar - such fun! With orange spines does say Happy Halloween🎃 3y
BooksForYears @kspenmoll I inherited this festive, ceramic fellow from a relative who was moving house. In a show of great creativity, he is named Hal. 🎃 3y
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britt_brooke
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Does it count as #somethingborrowed if it belongs to your husband? Sadly, most are #TBR as I've only read 3 of them. 😱 #booktober

* The Fellowship of the Ring
* All the Pretty Horses
* The Old Man and the Sea

DGRachel Ooh, Hemingway and McCarthy - two of my favorites! 3y
britt_brooke @DGRachel You have impeccable taste! I've only read two books from each but I need to change that. 3y
BethFishReads I've read 10. All good picks. 3y
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britt_brooke @BethFishReads Thanks! Also, I'm impressed!! 3y
BethFishReads I've likely had more reading years than you have 🙂 3y
StacksNShelves Kerouac and Hemingway. 💙 3y
Vexingcircumstance I loved On the Road but couldn't get into the Dharma Bums at all. 3y
Vexingcircumstance Oh and I've read and completed four of those. All of the Tolkien and On The Road. I attempted Dharma Buns, Catch 22 and Old Man and the Sea and abandoned them all halfway through. 3y
Lindy My sweetie has been working on a series of paintings inspired by 3y
britt_brooke @Vexingcircumstance Hubby told me he wasn't sure if I'd like Dharma Bums. I couldn't get into LOTR. I read the first book under his persuasion, and have promised to give the second one a shot. I'm just not much into fantasy. 3y
britt_brooke @Lindy That's awesome! 😊 3y
Vexingcircumstance Yeah not being into fantasy could be an issue with LOTR. I'm picky about fantasy by did like LOTR. I didn't like The Hobbit though oddly since it's supposed to be more accessible to a wider audience. Maybe you'd like the hobbit? 3y
britt_brooke @Vexingcircumstance Maybe I'll try The Hobbit at some point. 👍🏻 3y
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Mel
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San Francisco's City Lights! #getindie

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Portsidelib
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This one didnt leave me with the same dire need to go SOMEWHERE - like I legit almost packed my life away and left after On The Road. Probably because he mostly talked about camping and sleeping outside and just...ew. 💀🕷🐌🐜. But the way Kerouac writes about people always moves me, and this had no shortage of lovely characters & beautifully detailed settings.

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Portsidelib
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My reading nook for the day.

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Portsidelib
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This book mentions Oregon way too many times for my current wanderlust problem.

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Portsidelib
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I've always been amazed at the variety of cover art for various editions. Found this vintage beaut circa 1974 for $2 at a used book store. Diving in today.

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NerdyRev
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I was "allowed" to get some new books for this special day. These were my picks for #nationalbookloversday!

teainthelibrary Ahhh, Dharma Bums. Kerouac is my absolute favorite (cliche, I know)! Check out The Subterraneans. 🤓 3y
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