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Early Work, 1970-1979

Early Work, 1970-1979 By Patti Smith Early Work Collected here are selections from Patti Smith s writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America s underground literary and rock scene Smith s work evokes the experimentation an

  • Title: Early Work, 1970-1979
  • Author: Patti Smith
  • ISBN: 9780393313017
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • Early Work, 1970-1979 By Patti Smith Collected here are selections from Patti Smith s writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America s underground literary and rock scene Smith s work evokes the experimentation and the desire to break boundaries of those pre punk days Over one quarter of the works selected are unpublished pieces from journals, performances, and Smith s personal paperCollected here are selections from Patti Smith s writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America s underground literary and rock scene Smith s work evokes the experimentation and the desire to break boundaries of those pre punk days Over one quarter of the works selected are unpublished pieces from journals, performances, and Smith s personal papers Heavily illustrated with photographs by Judy Linn, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Maxey, and others, Early Work brings together all sides of Patti Smith, from the thoughtful intellectual to the explosive performer.
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    1. Ladywilde on said:

      Hands down the most inspiring book of poetry I have ever read This collection changed my life Simply put, perfect I love everything about this book.

    2. Greta on said:

      look at this land where we am lost souls failed moon over the carnival deserted there is no twilight on this island night falls like a final curtain how shakespearean carnival of fools of the seduced and the discarded the tricked ones the skinned ethopian sleeping through the whole thing the leopard rolling over all but blushing with the discovery of his sleek coat sans spot.

    3. Katherine Simmons on said:

      Poetry wise a bit miss than hit for me but the insight into Smith s world is fantastic from her writing Again one for reading out loud to get that rhythm and sense of emotion.

    4. Ben on said:

      Patti Smith has often been referred to as the poetess of punk and this label, while a bit simplistic, is nevertheless very fitting Patti is a poet than a rock star, though she is both a poet and a rock punk star, though the latter is merely a means of channeling her poetry and making it accessible to a larger audience It is doubtful that her name would be so well known today, or her poetry so familiar to us, if she were merely delivering recitations in coffeehouses Like Leonard Cohen, Patti is [...]

    5. Jacqueline on said:

      Um, OK I went to see Patti Smith last Sunday in Asbury Park, she was promoting a film abouther life Which was great, if you cut out a half hour of art film filler But, it s cool Patti, I know what it s like to feel human creation is sometimes too beautiful for proper editing First poem in the book prayerstocking feet or barefootimmensely proud or bent like lovetwig scaffoldgrave digger or dancer in windthe same wind yet stinking of pigsrose or the pollen which makes one coughcruel fantastic unli [...]

    6. Amber on said:

      My favourite Patti Smith book of prose as it sees her form and improve It is an intimate, revealing portrait of the laureate I may be speaking as a biased fan, profoundly in love with almost everything she does However, it stands completely alone as a work of art, beyond her image entirely Love poems to Rimbaud, summery tales, odes to her idols Wonderful articulation One of my favourite books of poetry.

    7. Erin Swanson on said:

      I love Patti Smith s poetry This book was my first introduction to her, and what an introduction Images so vivid you could frame them and put them up on the wall Filled with imagination, and yet very grounded, I always understood exactly what she was getting at She s great with sound and tone too, you can just hear the words hitting one after the other in your head Five stars

    8. Leonard on said:

      I read this collection of writings during the early part of an European vacation and then left the book on the cruise ship I was on It started off strong but the writings seem to weaken as I moved through the book, or perhaps I just got tired of them There were a few strong ones, however that I might just look up and read again.

    9. Geoffrey Deacon on said:

      I had almost forgotten just how shocking some of her early stuff is, with its obscene and blasphemous theomachist piety One has to admire her willingness to risk incoherence and ridiculousness I also wish I had lost my copies of her early chap books, might be worth some real money, even if I wouldn t part with them now if I had them.

    10. J. Lopez on said:

      Some of her poems were interesting while others were okay it is great to see where her influences derived from Although I wasn t floored by the book, I do recommend it to anyone who has an interest in her work and or life.

    11. Stacy Fetters on said:

      A very private dickSniff Sniff beagle brainYour bush needs clippingyour mouth needs kissing Patti Smith always writes with such deep emotion and it hits your soul Love everything she does Total icon.

    12. Jen on said:

      Favorite poems the sheep lady from algiers, land version , grant3.4

    13. Jonathan on said:

      Not my favourite of her books but includes many great pieces of poetry, short stories and other prose pieces.

    14. Kizer on said:

      I read this the summer I took drivers ed Everyone was sitting there reading there DMV handbooks and there I was on another plant holding onto the naive belief that travel will open

    15. Libby on said:

      A bit hard to rate this because it s just an abundance of different pieces, but it was so incredibly genius per usual

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