Dharma Bums Book Review
During that period, he took many sojourns into the woods in an attempt to get closer to nature and some sort of spiritual truth guided by Snyder, who had been practicing Zen Buddhism for years.
Interesting Fact: Snyder was the prototype for Japhy Ryder, one of the main characters in Jack Kerouac's classic Beat Generation novel The Dharma Bums.
When the hippie movement arose in America in the late 1960s, Snyder found himself becoming a hero of the counterculture.
Dharma Bums is about the time after Kerouac published On the Road to great success and was dubbed the voice of his generation.