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Patti Smith

Year Of The Monkey

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The rock icon popular across generations and National Book Award-winning author of }Just Kids{ looks back on a year of solitary wandering taken on during the un...
Devotion

Patti Smith

Devotion

Yale University Press
  • hardback book

    Released: 1st Sep 2017

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"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians.

In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"