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According to the About page, Kerouac’s Quest is a
digital archive of spiritual and religious references in the novels of Jack Kerouac’s Duluoz Legend. The purpose of this site is twofold. For the site author, it is to preserve research done in this area as part of an academic project. For site visitors, it is to provide insight into the sacred aspects of Kerouac’s ostensibly secular works.
Visitors have a choice of browsing selected passages by title or searching by term (e.g., “Christ,” “saintly,” “Void, “satori,” etc.) using the internal search engine. The intention is in no way to circumvent the original works, but rather to point scholars and other interested parties to places in these texts they might wish to investigate further. A complete bibliography of editions utilized is available under the Biblio tab. This site was created and is to be used for educational purposes only.
Whenever you enter a search term, if it exists you get links to the different novels in The Duluoz Legend where the search term exists. When you click on the novel, you get a page with all of the text from that particular novel that's in the site's database, not just the text containing the search term. This is a tad blunt, but using your browser's Find feature will help you locate what you are looking for.
Not every work considered by some to be part of The Duluoz Legend is included, and the reason is explained on the About page. Included are:
The Dharma Bums
On the Road
Satori in Paris
The Town and the City
Vanity of Dululoz
Visions of Gerard
If you're a Jack Kerouac fan, check out Kerouac's Quest.