Book of Sketches. Jack Kerouac.
Book of Sketches
Book of Sketches

Book of Sketches

ISBN: 0142002151
New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2006. First Edition; Second Printing. Softcover. "In 1951, it was suggested to Jack Kerouac by his friend Ed White that he "sketch in the streets like a painter but with words." In August of the following year, Kerouac began writing down prose poem "sketches" in small notebooks that he kept in the breast pockets of his shirts. For two years he recorded travels, observations, and meditations on art and life as he moved across America and down to Mexico and back. In 1957, Kerouac...typed them into a manuscript called Book of Sketches; he included a handful of new sketches he had written that year. Published now for the first time...Book of Sketches offers an intimate glimpse of Kerouac at a key period of his literary career." (from front flap) A fascinating & very important missing link in the oeuvre of Jack Kerouac, Founding Father of the Beat Generation, finally published almost four decades after his death. With an introduction by the acclaimed painter George Condo, where he explains the influence of Kerouac's approach to writing on his artworks (& who, we note, also collaborated with William S. Burroughs); & front cover artwork depicting Kerouac over his life also by Condo. A beautiful production, small-format softcover original with flaps & untrimmed side edge, first edition, second printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. A desirable Kerouac collectible, in very fine condition with only a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps; U.S. & Canadian prices crossed out with felt-tip black ink lines on barcode window near lower edge of back cover; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #4166]

Price: $35.00