"I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up. I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won't bother to talk about, except that it had something to do with the miserably weary split-up and my feeling that everything was dead. With the coming of Dean Moriarty began the part of my life you could call my life on the road." [from the beginning of On The Road]

 

Kerouac Bobblehead

Kerouac bobs to the beat

 

"...and nobody, nobody knows what’s going to happen to anybody besides the forlorn rags of growing old, I think of Dean Moriarty, I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty." [from the last sentence of On The Road].
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KerouacDHARMA beat is dedicated to Jack Kerouac's life and writings. We publish information of interest about Kerouac events and happenings around the world. We hope that you enjoy perusing through the pages.

Visit our Links Page to see Kerouac, beat, and other links. And visit our calendar page for Kerouac events happening near you.   Enjoy!

Kerouac events: We are looking for Kerouac related events to list in our Kerouac calendar. If you are having a Kerouac reading, or commemoration of his life, or film festival, or anything that includes Kerouac, please forward information related to the event (name, time, place, telephone number, description of event). Please include the word Kerouac in the subject line. We do try to keep the calendar current.

Note: DHARMA beat underwent a domain name change as of January 2010. This is the current domain name (www.dharmabeat.com) so please update your bookmarks accordingly.

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Kerouac and Beat News:

MovieMOVIE NEWS

On The Road, the movie, premiered May 23, 2012 at the Cannes Film Festival. The US premiere was December 21, 2012, and general release is scheduled for March 2013.

Starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise, Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty, Kristen Stewart as Marylou, and Kristen Dunst as Camille. The movie will be directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries), screenplay by Jose Rivera.

Clink on this link for DHARMA beat's On The Road Movie Page for more info

Big Sur - To be released in 2013, Michael Polish, the director of Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork and The Astronaut Farmer, directed Big Sur, directed a film based on the Kerouac novel that tells the story of his emotional troubles after gaining fame and fortune. It stars Jean-Marc Barr (Dogville) as Kerouac, Josh Lucas as Neal Cassady and Kate Bosworth as their female companion Billie. Big Sur will also feature turns from Anthony Edwards, Rahda Mitchell, Balthazar Getty and Henry Thomas.


 

DHARMA beat links: Keoruac Typing

Jack Kerouac Page

Main Jack Kerouac page with a brief bio, quotes, character aliases in his novels, and bibliography.

Calendar

Kerouac Calendar 

This is a calendar of upcoming Kerouac and Kerouac related events (includes the US and all points inbetween). Please e-mail us to add your event.

LinksKerouac Links

This is an extensive page of links to other websites that feature Kerouac, beats, and other good authors.

Kerouac reading scroll

Kerouac Corner

With Dave Moore and friends. This is an occasional column, and will talk about Jack Kerouac and his writings. He will also respond to an occasional inquiry about some aspect about Kerouac's life and writings.

Kerouac Kerouac Stuff Page 

This is where new Kerouac stuff is listed like books, CDs, and movies. It is also a space for your Kerouac or beat related (or inspired) item.

Dharma Beat

Order Back Issues

See back issues of DHARMA beat - For Information on getting back issues of DHARMA beat. (12 issues published) click to see  the list of articles in each issue.

DHARMA beat is currently out of print, but back issues are available.

Kerouac Looking Kerouac Articles

A collection of Kerouac related articles that have appeared in past issues of DHARMA beat and other contributions. There could be some good reading.

Kerouac FaceBooks for Sale

A selection rare, out of print, and reading copies of Kerouac, beats, vintage paperbacks, and more.

Irsay

The Scroll/Roll Sale

As most of us know, Kerouac typed On The Road on a long scroll. To read articles about the "On The Road" scroll sale (May 22, 2001) click here. Also includes the original New York Times book review that got the whole thing started.

 

Kerouac StampWe welcome any comments.

Back issues of DHARMA beat, a Jack Kerouac newsletter, are available. Issue 12 was the last issue published by DHARMA beat (Spring 1999).    It was fun while it lasted. SAMPLE COPIES are available for $3.00. Back issues are available of the first 12 issues. (link to back issues) Make checks payable to A. Gyenis.

If you wish to send an e-mail  Kerouaczin@aol.com

Mail to:    

A. Gyenis,  DHARMA beat, PO BOX 5174, Eureka, CA  95502-5174.  

Thanks and enjoy,

peace,
Attila Gyenis, DHARMA beat
 

 

Allen Ginsberg wrote (in issue 8 of DHARMA beat):

"Poetry America was born before us & will live after us
-- and would've been visible for every eye to see
but for the
scientists of poetry & sociologists of Academy
measuring the vast mind with monkey
calipers
& teaspoons of ink
--"
Enjoy your journey on the road.
The End

PEACE