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Devotion By Patti Smith Devotion The national bestseller from the renowned artist and author Patti Smith exploring the nature of creative invention A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic its source a mystery its impact u

  • Title: Devotion
  • Author: Patti Smith
  • ISBN: 9780300218626
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Devotion By Patti Smith The national bestseller from the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, exploring the nature of creative invention A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply with an audience never met In this groundbreaking book, one of our culture s beloveThe national bestseller from the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, exploring the nature of creative invention A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply with an audience never met In this groundbreaking book, one of our culture s beloved artists offers a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections Patti Smith first presents an original and beautifully crafted tale of obsession a young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story We travel through the South of France to Camus s house, and visit the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle Smith tracks down Simone Weil s grave in a lonely cemetery, hours from London, and winds through the nameless Paris streets of Patrick Modiano s novels Whether writing in a caf or a train, Smith generously opens her notebooks and lets us glimpse the alchemy of her art and craft in this arresting and original book on writing The Why I Write series is based on the Windham Campbell Lectures, delivered annually to commemorate the awarding of the Donald Windham Sandy M Campbell Lit
    Devotion By Patti Smith

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    1. David Schaafsma on said:

      Devotion by Patti Smith was the 2016 Windham Campbell Lecture at Yale University Smith, a singer, writer, and photographer, wrote M Train and Just Kids and several volumes of poetry Her album Horses is widely viewed as one of the great rock albums of all time Where does her inspiration come from Smith writes every day, usually in a caf in Manhattan She s in her seventies now, having survived a husband and a long time partner, Robert Mapplethorpe, and is still writing and making music New York s [...]

    2. Janet on said:

      A worthwhile addition to the Patti Smith library Devotion beautifully describes Patti Smith s attitude toward the creative life, as anyone who has read M Train or Just Kids can attest.This tiny volume is divided into three parts The first, How the Mind Works is not analytical but illustrative It starts, Somehow, in search of something else, I stumbled upon A film about Estonians deported to Siberian collective farms in 1941 Images from the film The difficulty of capturing images in writing this [...]

    3. Constance on said:

      Devotion is delivered to the reader in a bouquet of immortelle with a sword hidden in the middle.I ve said it before and will continue to reiterate, Ms Smith s books are to be read slowly, methodically or you will miss the magic.I was ecstatic when Devotion finally arrived I skipped through my home holding it dear to my heart.Later I read a few pages, and slept with it beside me The connection of her work is that potent having the book close while you sleep is safety Why do we write Because we c [...]

    4. Chris on said:

      While at the Harvard Book Store last week, I decided to console myself with the fact I couldn t make yet another trip in two weeks time back to the city to see Patti Smith live, by purchasing her new book I adore her, but in this case, I should have purchased a remainder hard cover copy of my beloved M Train instead of her newest I was looking for this to be M Train 2.0, but instead got an odd little 100 page book divided in three parts Part I is her recounting a trip to France Part II is a shor [...]

    5. Tatianne Dantas on said:

      Devotion um livro sobre processo de escrita Para responder a pergunta Why I write Patti Smith executa uma jornada sobre como ela escreve e o que a inspira Nada muito novo para quem j leu seus livros anteriores mas sempre aquele gosto de voltar para casa que os livros dela tem Na primeira parte, chamada How the mind works , acompanhamos uma escritora que precisa escrever mas n o consegue encontrar o texto A ep grafe j deixa evidente que a inspira o uma parte importante do trabalho de cria o mas n [...]

    6. Sian Lile-Pastore on said:

      It IS a bit slight But still lovely It s a three parter starts non fiction about travelling to France, which I really enjoyed, then there s a short story about an ice skater which was just ok for me, and then a short non fiction piece at the end about going to Camus house Some lovely parts in the non fiction coffee, books, bowls of berries etc etc and the short story wasn t awful by any means, but wasn t really expecting it.

    7. Offbalance on said:

      While I often say that my love of Patti Smith s writing is massive and boundless, I may now have to qualify that to say that my love of Patti Smith s nonfiction is boundless I could stand on street corners and harangue complete strangers into reading her absolutely perfect memoir Just Kids It s a book so beautiful that it made me cry on the subway before 8am on a weekday Usually if I tear up under those circumstances, it has to do with a foul odor, or the knowledge that the week is far from over [...]

    8. Freesiab (Bookish Review) on said:

      It was so beautiful, delicate, passionate and lovely It s of a novella, so it s quite easy to finish in a day Does she ever write a book that s not perfect Maybe she d adopt me

    9. Sarah Koppelkam on said:

      I love you Patti As always, Patti s voice is unmistakable Her love for black coffee, for visiting the graves of her muses, for simplicity and for obsession devotion it s all here As Smith says herself in the third section of this slim text A Dream is Not a Dream it is a rare thing to be able to track all of the influences, images, and fascinations that make up a piece of art But Smith does it here In the first section, How the Mind Works , we see the pieces coming together, and then the mad scra [...]

    10. Michael Bohli on said:

      Gewisse Menschen wollen nicht schreiben, sie m ssen Auch Patti Smith geh rt dazu und widmet sich mit Devotion den Hintergr nde der T tigkeit und ihrem Ansporn Auf typisch poetische Weise erz hlt sie von ihren pers nlichen Gedanken, ihren liebsten B cher und Autoren und ihrer Umgebung In der Mitte des kurzen und h bsch gestalteten Buches hat sogar noch eine Kurzgeschichte Platz gefunden und Smith beweist damit, dass ihre Sprache und ihr Schreibstil einfach wundersch n sind Ein Buch zum Geniessen [...]

    11. Sarah on said:

      A 95 page reminder that Patti Smith is an amazing artist and down right cool person.

    12. Michael on said:

      Smith s opening essay gives a snapshot of the weeks in her life leading up to the composition of the title story I found the essay fascinating beautifully written and transporting She allowed me to feel like I was her journey s companion, sharing her coffee, experiencing the sights, sounds and feel of the places through which she was travelling even when she was staying somewhere, absorbing its atmosphere, it felt like Patti was looking to the next place, and these memories and sensations were t [...]

    13. Lulufrances on said:

      Patti Smith is one of my favourite humans that I don t know.I wish I would, though, I feel like I could curl up for hours and listen to her speak on all sorts of topics, mainly art and literature which is why I am so fond of her writing that seems like personal journal entries.This tiny book had two of those sections and one longer tale in the middle which I thought was easy and fun to read she does know her craft, sentences like hot buttered toast , but left me colder than her intimate recounts [...]

    14. Kate on said:

      When does it cease to be something beautiful, a faithful aspect of the heart, to become off center, slightly off the axis, and then hurled into an obsessional void I love Patti s writing Her style, how it makes me feel reading her work againke putting on an old comfy sweater So I was excited to read her latest book Though small it packs a punch A well crafted short story, along with her travel narratives and thought processes She pays homage to the process and dedication of the craft of writing [...]

    15. Mary on said:

      A beautiful, yet slight book, written by one of my favorite artist on the planet I should have read this in an hour, but hummingbirds bees interrupted my reading on my porch, Turner Classic Movies took over my night Completely different than Just Kids M Train but no less beautiful.

    16. Lauren Matthews-Nicholls on said:

      Haunting The essays and story Breathtaking musings on writing, loneliness and discovery

    17. David C Ward on said:

      Rather slight and I have to say a bit undercooked Two short chapters of Smith s experiential wanderings Paris, Simone Weil etc frame a short story about a girl genius skater and an older man The prose and terms of their relationship are very mannered The man takes the girl away from her life which is the moment of skating he is a collector and he collects her Freed, she returns to her pond and skates A moral I guess The final short chapter is about PS s visit to Camus house and her viewing his m [...]

    18. tortoise dreams on said:

      An expanded version of Patti Smith s 2016 Windham Campbell lecture, part of the Why I Write series.Book Review Devotion is a book written by an artist Patti Smith exists as an artist A musician, poet, photographer, memoirist, reviewer, Patti Smith is all of those, none of those, than those she s an artist All is art to her, and as such, she is both and less known than she might be Devotion is made in three parts, but than three parts This tiny book holds so much two brief memoirs, a short sto [...]

    19. Libby Greene on said:

      Another review that is only loosely that At first a little too Patti Smith Her schtick is her schtick Its references roads, cities, cemeteries, dead authors, tokens, bodies of water, souvenirs that is her memories are a physical inventory of her writing or her life, and absent of the experiences animating that inventory and absent of any familiarity with her dead authors , it s not particularly compelling I felt the same way about The M Train but very differently about Just Kids, as the latter h [...]

    20. Kajsa on said:

      N r jag bl ddrade genom boken var jag tvungen att sucka lite Pattis namedropping g r mig obekv m, och det tog v l tv , tre l sningar innan jag faktiskt f rstod vad hon h ll p med Smith vill v ldigt g rna skriva in sig i en ber ttelse p samma villkor som sina skrivande f rebilder, men samtidigt inte f rh ja sig Det g r att hon ofta hamnar i en form av ber ttande som r r sig mellan det litter ra pretanti sa och det popul rkulturella glorifierandet av densamma I denna lilla bok v ger dessa tv poler [...]

    21. Terzah on said:

      Part of a series called Why I Write, this quick read from Smith features a novella she wrote sandwiched between a chapter describing the circumstances surrounding the novella s creation and another chapter ruminating on inspiration in general It was an enjoyable window into her creative process.My favorite passage came at the end What is the task To compose a work that communicates on several levels, as in a parable, devoid of the stain of cleverness What is the dream To write something fine, th [...]

    22. CaitlynK on said:

      Why do we write A chorus erupts.Because we cannot simply live I liked the background the first section gives us in terms of the circumstances under which the second section the short story came about And the story itself is like a condensed, compelling version of a segment in Fates and Furies.But still eh While enjoyable, I didn t feel like a lot of new ground was covered That said, it s a quick read, and I did quite enjoy the last section, Smith s essay on writing which is definitely worth see [...]

    23. Ada on said:

      3,8.Les dues parts autobiogr fiques la 1 i la 3 m han agradat m s que la part del mig, que s una hist ria curta que va escriure durant un viatge a Fran a S que m ha agradat for a, he trobat que els personatges estaven ben constru ts, per no he acabat de captar qu volia fer amb ella, la hist ria no m ha semblat ben resolta Per vaja, sempre s un plaer llegir la Patti.

    24. Monica on said:

      Brilliant Absolutely brilliant Anything else I have to say about reading this, I have to write by hand.

    25. Meg on said:

      The best way to start a new year is with a good book a hot cuppa Patti Smith never ceases to impress mesmerize me with the way she spins words into images, feelings, truth.

    26. Beth Boylan on said:

      Patti Smith could rewrite the phone book, and I would devour it Devotion is a tiny book comprised of her musings on why we write, as well as an original story about a young figure skater and an older man s obsession with her Simple, clear, poetic, and masterful.

    27. Debra Hale-Shelton on said:

      I am fascinated by Patti Smith s talents and intellect I loved this small, quiet, even tender book I hope to reread it later Mostly I want to meet Smith.

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