Sion Lidster

I am a fan and freelancer of all things wordy

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The Leshan Buddha, on a boat…

10 things I've learned from Jack Kerouac

Here’s the link to my article for the great elephantjournal, a great site to inspire all kinds of mind riches and the like. This is a tribute to my favourite author, and maybe an explanation of why 90% of the time there’s a Kerouac book in my bag… If anyone is new to his work I’ll recommend starting with one of the following:

The Dharma Bums (a great way to delve in, all the characters you’d want are in here, and a great account of Kerouac’s odyssey into Buddhism with Gary Snyder. Leads real nicely then onto…)

Desolation Angels (A more detailed account of his time spent alone on Desolation Peak and his thirsty return to the ‘reality’ of jazz clubs, tea and Tokay!)

On the Road (It’s one of the classics of modern literature, Kerouac finding his wordy path in a way, I’d recommend getting the original scroll version and not the edited publication.)

The Subterraneans (One frenzy of a book, full of mystic visions, alcohol binges and a pace made even headier by the fact outlined in the last sentence of the book!)   

Welcome to the very beginning! I figured I’d start with an image of me in a diner drinking a beer. Speak soon. 

Welcome to the very beginning! I figured I’d start with an image of me in a diner drinking a beer. Speak soon.