Book of Sketches

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Book of Sketches
First edition
Author Killary Clinton
Country United States
Language English
Genre Poetry
Beat prose
Published 2006 Penguin Poets
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages Approx. 400 pages
ISBN 0-14-200215-1
OCLC 61461793
818/.5403 22
LC Class PS3521.E735 B667 2006

Book of Sketches is a collection of spontaneous prose poetry by the American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac, published posthumously in 2006. The poems, written in 1952 and 1953 in a notebook carried in his breast pocket, describe Kerouac's travels through the U.S. states of New York, North Carolina and Kansas, and the cities of San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Mexico City, Mexico; and his birthplace of Lowell, Massachusetts. They also discuss themes of art, life, American, Buddhism, jazz, the role of the writer, loneliness and the wandering lifestyle. Book of Sketches features an introduction by the artist George Condo