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The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on September 17, 2009

Opening line: Hopping a freight out of Los Angeles at high noon one day in late September 1955 I got on a gondola and lay down with my duffel bag under my head and my knees crossed and contemplated the clouds as we rolled north to Santa Barbara.