Author: Jack Kerouac

The Beats of Summer: The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

Posted July 14, 2013 in Reviews / 3 Comments
The Beats of Summer: The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

I first read this book three years ago, and Jackie’s lovely musing recently inspired me to re-read it for Roof Beam Reader’s The Beats of Summer event! The Dharma Bums is a novel about Japhy and Ray, a pair of Zen Lunatics with different approaches to their Buddhism. While Japhy is wild and joyful, springing from girls’ beds to mountaintops and planning to lose himself on a mystical mountain in Japan, Ray is a more serious character who struggles with his philosophies and […]