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Patti Smith Just Kids (Paperback)

Patti Smith Just Kids (Paperback)

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Smith's evocative, honest, and moving coming-of-age story reveals her extraordinary relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Part romance, part elegy, "Just Kids" is about friendship in the truest sense, and the artist's calling.

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

"Reading rocker Smith's account of her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, it's hard not to believe in fate. How else to explain the chance encounter that threw them together, allowing both to blossom? Quirky and spellbinding." -- People

It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.

Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-Second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous, the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years.

Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

• Author: Patti Smith • ISBN:9780060936228 • Format:Paperback • Publication Date:2010-11-02

Specifications

Language

English

Series Title

Eye of the Beholder

Publisher

HarperCollins

Book Format

Paperback

Original Languages

English

Number of Pages

320

Author

Patti Smith

Title

Just Kids

ISBN-13

9780060936228

Publication Date

November, 2010

Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)

8.20 x 5.30 x 0.90 Inches

ISBN-10

0060936223

SKU: WA14047439

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