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The Resource M train, Patti Smith

M train, Patti Smith

Label
M train
Title
M train
Statement of responsibility
Patti Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the National Book Awardwinning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafe's and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as "a roadmap to my life." M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multiplatform artists at work today
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Patti
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Patti
  • Women rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock musicians
  • Women rock musicians
Label
M train, Patti Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Café Ino -- Changing channels -- Animal crackers -- The flea draws blood -- Hill of beans -- Clock with no hands -- The well -- Wheel of fortune -- How I lost the wind-up bird -- Her name was Sandy -- Vecchia zimarra -- Mu -- Tempest air demons -- A dream of Alfred Wegener -- Road to Larache -- Covered ground -- How Linden kills the thing she loves -- Valley of the lost -- The hour of noon
Control code
sky274433231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781101875100
Lccn
2015012904
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Label
M train, Patti Smith
Publication
Contents
Café Ino -- Changing channels -- Animal crackers -- The flea draws blood -- Hill of beans -- Clock with no hands -- The well -- Wheel of fortune -- How I lost the wind-up bird -- Her name was Sandy -- Vecchia zimarra -- Mu -- Tempest air demons -- A dream of Alfred Wegener -- Road to Larache -- Covered ground -- How Linden kills the thing she loves -- Valley of the lost -- The hour of noon
Control code
sky274433231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781101875100
Lccn
2015012904
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs

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