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Satori in Paris (edition 1966)
by Jack Kerouac
Satori in Paris by Jack Kerouac
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0586091181, Paperback)Kerouac's classic tale of Buddhist Enlightenment, on the road in Paris! In 'Satori in Paris' Jack Kerouac, a footloose American of French-Canadian parentage, voyages to France to seek the origins of his surname! But it is also, perhaps more than any of his other novels, a book about Kerouac's lifelong love affair with Eastern mysticism. While conversing with a cab driver he experiences, all of a sudden, a 'satori' -- the Japanese term for a 'sudden awakening'; the Enlightenment of Zen Buddhism. Or as Kerouac calls it, 'a kick in the eye!'
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Book expresses deep emotion of the Buddhist culture.
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.