The Book of Dreams is a description of what Kerouac saw in his sleep as actual dreams, not his daydreams or waking reveries. The dreams are strung together in loose narrative form in an effort to convey their content to the reader. The dreams also provide the raw poetic material from which the author drew to create his more well-known works of poetry and prose. They provides a fascinating insight into the raw emotional life of this celebrated Beat author.
This copy is a first edition paperback published in 1961 by City Lights Books. It is in good condition with wear on cover spine and corners. Evident wear from age and minor use. Crease on top cover corner. Name of former owner written in pen on inside of front cover.