Wake up : a life of the Buddha
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9780670019571, 0670019577
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xxix, 146 pages ; 22 cm
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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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kerouac, J., & Thurman, R. A. F. (2008). Wake up: a life of the Buddha . Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 and Robert A. F. Thurman. 2008. Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha. Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 and Robert A. F. Thurman. Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha Viking, 2008.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kerouac, Jack, and Robert A. F Thurman. Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha Viking, 2008.

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