Jack Kerouac’s Book to be Read in Iran
Publish Date : Monday 3 February 2014 - 15:17
Tehran will host a session on Thursday in which Jack Kerouac’s ‘The Dharma Bums’ will be read.
‘The Dharma Bums’ by Jack Kerouac will be read during a session on Thursday at Tehran’s Dr.Azimi Library and Culture House.
The book is Kerouac first novel translated into Persian.
Jean-Louis "Jack" Kérouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation; a group of American post-World War II writers who came to prominence in the 1950s.
‘The Dharma Bums’ is based on experiences the writer had during the mid-1950s while living in California, after he'd become interested in Buddhism's spiritual mode of understanding. One of the book's main characters, Japhy Ryder, is based on the real poet Gary Snyder, who was a close friend and whose interest in Buddhism influenced Kerouac.
The book was rendered into Persian by Farid Qadami which was released by Rozaneh in 312 pages.
The translation will be read on Thursday at 3 pm. Dr.Azimi Library and Culture House is located near Qods Square.