The Scripture of the Golden Eternity

The Scripture of the Golden Eternity

by Jack Kerouac
The Scripture of the Golden Eternity

The Scripture of the Golden Eternity

by Jack Kerouac

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Overview

2018 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. The Scripture of the Golden Eternity is a book of 66 prose poems written by Kerouac and first published in 1960 by Corinth Books, New York City. The book is Kerouac's sutra on Buddhist philosophy, in which he describes a "Golden Eternity" that is paradoxically everything and nothing.

The 66 prose poems or "meditations" deal mainly with the nature of consciousness and the impermanence of existence. The main influence is Buddhism, but the use of the word "scripture" in the title alludes to Kerouac's Catholic upbringing and influences, evident in this work and others.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684222865
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 352,177
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American author and painter and the central figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s. His most famous books include On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Big Sur. Several of his novels have been adapted into popular films. In 1959 Kerouac released his long-form poem, Mexico City Blues, which is his most important work of poetry. Few authors can claim as large an influence on American culture as Jack Kerouac and his examinations of youth and rebellion.
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