Back Cover of Penguin Classic's Deluxe Edition of The Dharma Bums, design by Jason © Penguin Classics
Back Cover of Penguin Classic’s Deluxe Edition of The Dharma Bums, design by Jason © Penguin Classics

Artist Jason illustrated the cover art for Penguin Classic’s Deluxe Edition of The Dharma Bums. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac’s 1958 Beat generation classic. His semiautobiographical novel traces the exploits of narrator Ray Smith and Japhy Ryder (based on Kerouac and poet Gary Snyder) as they pursue the Zen path to enlightenment by way of hikes in the Sierra Mountains and wine-soaked parties in San Francisco.

 

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