re:Dharma vs. Sur
a couple years older in Big Sur the antithesis to Dharma Bums. They're both beautiful. Dharma Bums is idealistic, while Big Sur is sadly realistic in ole Jack's case. Read poetry by Lew Welch, even more tortured than Kerouac, "I saw myself" where if you read it over and over and over it echoes with a psychotic sadness that makes your bones ring.