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The Resource Wake up : a life of the Buddha, prepared by Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Robert A. F. Thurman

Wake up : a life of the Buddha, prepared by Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Robert A. F. Thurman

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Wake up : a life of the Buddha
Title
Wake up
Title remainder
a life of the Buddha
Statement of responsibility
prepared by Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Robert A. F. Thurman
Title variation
Life of the Buddha
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Language
eng
Summary
Though raised Catholic, in the early 1950s Jack Kerouac became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that would have a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and their expression in his writing. Published for the first time in book form, this is Kerouac's retelling of the story of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who as a young man abandoned his wealthy family and comfortable home for a lifelong search for enlightenment. As a compendium of the teachings of the Buddha, Wake Up is a meditation on the nature of life, desire, wisdom, and suffering. Distilled from a variety of canonical scriptures, Wake Up serves as both a concise primer on the concepts of Buddhism and as a document of Kerouac's evolving beliefs. It is the work of a devoted spiritual follower of the Buddha who also happened to be one of the twentieth century's most influential novelists.--From publisher description
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1922-1969
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Kerouac, Jack
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ882
LC item number
.K47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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Thurman, Robert A. F
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  • Gautama Buddha
  • Religious biography
  • Buddhists
  • Buddhism
Label
Wake up : a life of the Buddha, prepared by Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Robert A. F. Thurman
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Publication
Control code
15562926
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxix, 146 p.
Isbn
9780670019571
Lccn
2008301311
System control number
(Sirsi) 1546588
Label
Wake up : a life of the Buddha, prepared by Jack Kerouac ; introduction by Robert A. F. Thurman
Link
Publication
Control code
15562926
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxix, 146 p.
Isbn
9780670019571
Lccn
2008301311
System control number
(Sirsi) 1546588

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