Acorda! A Vida de Buda.
Lisbon: Edições Contraponto, 2009. Portuguese first edition of Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha, translated by Filipe Rocha. Front cover artwork by Marta Teixeira. Originally published by Viking Press in 2008, Wake Up is Kerouac’s retelling of the life of Buddha, originally written in 1955. Includes an insightful introduction by Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman that addresses Kerouac’s engagement with Buddhism in his work and his life.
Octavo (8vo), 168 pp. In original pictorial matte-coated wrappers with French flaps, perfect bound. As new. Additional photos available on request.