First Edition of Jack Kerouac's Satori in Paris

  • Satori In Paris.

Satori In Paris.


Item Number: 19016

New York: Grove Press, 1966.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Touch of rubbing to the bottom cloth, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with two small closed tears.

Satori In Paris is a tale of Kerouac's own trip to France, to trace his ancestors and explore his own understanding of the Buddhism that came to define his beliefs, contains some of Kerouac's most lyrical descriptions. From his reports of the strangers he meets and the all-night conversations he enjoys in seedy bars in Paris and Brittany, to the moment in a cab he experiences Buddhism's satori - a feeling of sudden awakening - Kerouac's affecting and revolutionary writing transports the reader. Published at the height of his fame, Satori in Paris is a hectic tale of philosophy, identity and the powerful strangeness of travel.

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