Satori in Paris

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

Satori in Paris is a 1966 novella by American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac. 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. Although Kerouac was fluent in a form of Quebec French called Joual, Kerouac's French would not only have seemed heavily accented, but would also have contained hundreds of odd words that would mark him as a foreigner to the French.


  • 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