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Artikelnummer: 9781526614759
Autor/Verlag: Smith, Patti

192 Seiten
HxBxD: 204mm x 142mm x 20mm
Sprache: Englisch
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids
Selected as Book of the Year by the Daily Telegraph, i paper, Metro and Harper's Bazaar

'Magical' GUARDIAN
'A gripping tale of the search for meaning in times of turbulence - expressed with Smith's signature poetic flair' VOGUE
'Extraordinary ... A tense, teasing mix of reality and dream' Sunday Times

'A melancholy mood and poetic language distinguish Smith's third memoir' BBC
'Her willingness to look closely at life's closing chapters makes for a magical book' WASHINGTON POST, 'The 10 books to read in September'

Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland, with no design yet heeding signs, including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, Anything is possible: after all, it's the year of the monkey. For Patti Smith - inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America.

Smith melds the Western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from Southern California to the Arizona desert to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis to the hospital room of a valued mentor and by turns to remembered and imagined places - this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens grief and disillusionment. But as Patti Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope of a better world.

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Autor Smith, Patti