Satori in Paris

Satori in Paris is a 1966 novella by American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac.[1][2] It is a short, autobiographical tale of Kerouac's trip to Paris, then Brittany, to research his genealogy. Kerouac relates his trip in a tumbledown fashion as a lonesome traveler. Little is said about the research that he does, and much more about his interactions with the French people he meets.

Satori in Paris
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AuthorJack Kerouac
CountryUnited States
PublisherGrove Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages118 pp
Preceded byDesolation Angels
Followed byVanity of Duluoz


  • 1966. Satori in Paris, ISBN 0-394-17437-2
  • 1982. Satori in Paris, Granada Publishing, ISBN 0-586-05545-2
  • 1988. Satori in Paris & Pic, ISBN 0-8021-3061-5
  • 1991. Satori in Paris, Flamingo, ISBN 0-586-09118-1


  1. Sarris, Andrew (1967). "More Babbitt Than Beatnik". Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  2. "Satori in Paris and Pic". Grove Atlantic.

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