From The National Book Award Winning Author Of Just Kids And M Train, A Profound, Beautifully Realized Memoir In Which Dreams And Reality Are Vividly Woven Into A Tapestry Of One Transformative YearFollowing A Run Of New Year S Concerts At San Francisco S Legendary Fill, 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 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 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 Set In But As 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 For A Better World Riveting, Elegant, Often Humorous, Illustrated By Smith S Signature Polaroids, Year Of The Monkey Is A Moving And Original Work, A Touchstone For Our Turbulent Times
PATTI SMITH is a writer, performer, and visual artist She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock She has released twelve albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time by Rolling Stone Smith had her first exhibit of drawings at the Gotham Book Mart in 1973 and has been represented by the Robert Miller Gallery since 1978 Her books include Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award in 2010, W tt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor given to an artist by the French Republic She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007 Smith married the musician Fred Sonic Smith in Detroit in 1980 They had a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Jesse Smith resides in New York City.
- 176 pages
- Year of the Monkey
- Patti Smith
- 23 June 2018 Patti Smith