Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Hard to Be a Saint in the City by Robert Inchausti
Add to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf

Hard to Be a Saint in the City

Best Seller
Hard to Be a Saint in the City by Robert Inchausti
Paperback $16.95
Jan 30, 2018 | ISBN 9781611804171

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Jan 30, 2018 | ISBN 9781611804171

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Jan 30, 2018 | ISBN 9780834841093

    Buy from Other Retailers:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

“In Hard to be a Saint in the City, the rigorous and dynamic Robert Inchausti threads the singular voices of the beat generation into an inspired ensemble of edited voices that lifts up insight after insight. As a whole, their depth and innovation speak to the strength and tear of American life and, even more, to the enduring proposition, held in the chapter title, that “The Universe is the Messiah.” This book offers a one-of-a-kind recording from the basement of America where spiritual riffs awakened our sudden connection to a timeless consciousness that gave rise to the sixties. More relevant than ever!”—Mark Nepo, author of The Book of Awakening and More Together Than Alone

“Long ago a ‘commonplace book’ was a widely known and useful tool for preserving pithy statements and nuggets of wisdom. In the last century, this type of book virtually disappeared. However, Robert Inchausti has single-handedly revived the form with his new book Hard to Be a Saint in the City. The collection vibrates with quotations by and about the writers of the Beat Generation and reveals their basic (and often overlooked) spiritual quests. You can read it from cover to cover or dip into it anywhere and you won’t go away disappointed.”—Bill Morgan, author of The Beat Atlas and  The Beats Abroad: A Global Guide to the Beat Generation
 
“A marvelous book. What better way to present the wild wisdom and beatitude of the Beats than by letting them speak for themselves in their own untamed voices? Here, Inchausti orchestrates those voices into a slowly unfolding revelation that feels symphonic in its scope and complexity.”—David Hinton, author of Hunger Mountain and The Wilds of Poetry

“Inchausti has compiled this treasury of excerpts from the luminary and the lesser figures of the generation in a way that explains the spiritual beliefs, motivations, and actualizations of the Beat Movement in their own words.”—The Advocate

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from Robert Inchausti
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top