Book of Sketches (Penguin Poets)

Book of Sketches (Penguin Poets)

Jack Kerouac


In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered round the United States, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or "sketches" as he referred to as them, on small notebooks that he saved in his blouse wallet. The poems recount his travels—New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac’s birthplace), San Francisco, Denver, Kansas, Mexico—observations, and meditations on paintings and existence. The poems are usually strung jointly in order that over the process a number of of them, a bit story—or travelogue—appears, whole in itself. released for the 1st time, Book of Sketches deals a luminous, intimate, and transcendental glimpse of 1 of the main unique voices of the 20 th century at a key time in his literary and religious improvement.

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