Book of Sketches
Book of Sketches

A never-before-published book of poems by Jack Kerouac—in a deluxe package

In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered around America, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or “sketches” as he called them, on small notebooks that he kept in his shirt pockets. The poems recount his travels—New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac's birthplace), San Francisco, Denver, Kansas, Mexico—observations, and meditations on art and life. The poems are often strung together so that over the course of several of them, a little story—or travelogue—appears, complete in itself. Published for the first time, Book of Sketches offers a luminous, intimate, and transcendental glimpse of one of the most original voices of the twentieth century at a key time in his literary and spiritual development.

Title Book of Sketches
Author Jack Kerouac
Publisher Penguin Books
Title First Published 04 April 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 496 p.
ISBN-10 0142002151
ISBN-13 9780142002155
Publication Date 04 April 2006
Main content page count 496
Weight 16 oz.

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