"The Dharma Bums" appeared just one year after the author's explosive "On The Road" had put the Beat Generation on the literary map and Kerouac on the best-seller list.
The same expansiveness, humour and contagious zest for life that sparked the earlier novels sparks this one too, but through a more cohesive story.
The books follow two young men engaged in a passionate search for dharma or truth.
Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high sierras to seek the lesson of solitude.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/08/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141184883