Of course I'm aware of it. If you are familiar with the contents, then you know as
well as I that it is really less an independent work than a copying-out of passages
that Kerouac liked.
The problem isn't an interest or non interest in Buddhism. The problem is a pattern
of depicting non-white characters in a particular way. If you read (as I suggest)
_Subterraneans_, _Tristessa_, and _Dharma Bums_ in a group, my meaning