Big Sky Mind by Carole Tonkinson
Buddhism and the Beat Generation

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Essays, poems, photographs, and letters explore the link between Buddhism and the Beats--with previously unpublished material from several beat writers, including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gary Snyder, and Diane diPrima.

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Published September 1, 1995 by Riverhead Trade. 387 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In the early '50s, Allen Ginsberg began to dabble in Buddhism on one coast while Jack Kerouac (with the help of Gary Snyder, the model for Kerouac's hero in The Dharma Bums) expanded on his Transcendentalist-based interest in Eastern religion on the other.

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