|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Good Blonde & Others |
|Followed by||Book of Sketches |
Orpheus Emerged chronicles the passions, conflicts, and dreams of a group of bohemians searching for truth while studying at a university. Kerouac wrote the story shortly after meeting Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Lucien Carr, and others in and around Columbia University who would form the core of the Beats.