9780300218626

Devotion

Patti Smith


Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780300218626
Published: September 2017

Price: $27.99

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From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of 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, the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle. She 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 cafe 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.

Details
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN13: 9780300218626
  • Published: September 2017
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Width (mm): 121
  • Height (mm): 178
  • Depth (mm): 13
  • Weight (g): 200

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