Related Links on Dharma Bums
The Beat Page - An excellent resource about the Beat Generation that includes biographies of its major authors, a sizeable photo gallery, articles on relevant aspects of Beat life and many links to other sources.
Empty Mirror Books: Kerouac's Characters - A thorough listing of the aliases Kerouac's used to refer to his friends in his various novels. It also contains relevant articles about Kerouac and other members of the Beat Generation.
NPR Celebrates Kerouac - National Public Radio's tribute to Kerouac, which includes a very soulful biography of the artist's life, excerpts from On the Road, pictures, audio-recordings, video files, and a host of links to other websites.
A list of salient reader-selected quotes, copied from The Dharma Bums, that get at the heart of Kerouac's themes and showcase his unique writing style.
Summitpost.org - Matterhorn Peak - This website for mountain-climbers offers information on California's formidable Matterhorn Peak, which Ray and his companions braved in the middle of The Dharma Bums. It also includes amazing photographs.
Pictures of Desolation Peak - This wonderful collection of pictures, supplemented with appropriate excerpts, features the lonesome little shack on Desolation Peak that Kerouac refers to in The Dharma Bums and Desolation Angels. The crisp photographs make Kerouac's extraordinary experience even more accessible.
Tracing Kerouac's Journey - A personal page that tracks the cross-country trip of Sal Paradise, the main character of On the Road. Each location is linked to quotes from the novel as well as the travelogue of the site creator, who personally retraced Sal's journey.
Dharma Bums Essays and Related Content
- Dharma Bums: Major Themes
- Dharma Bums: Essays
- Dharma Bums: Questions
- Dharma Bums: Purchase the Novel and Related Material
- Jack Kerouac: Biography
- Dharma Bums Summary
- About Dharma Bums
- Character List
- Glossary of Terms
- Major Themes
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 1-5
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 6-10
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 11-15
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 16-21
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 22-25
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 26-30
- Summary and Analysis of Chapters 31-34
- The Beat Generation
- Related Links on Dharma Bums
- Suggested Essay Questions
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 1
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- Test Yourself! - Quiz 3
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 4
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