Selections from Patti Smith's writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America's underground literary and rock scene.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 Over one-quarter of the works selected are unpublished pieces from journals, performances, and Smith's personal papers.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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``I keep trying to figure out what it means / to be american.'' In fact, she often descended into excess--``blushing monument: pink sphinx.sizzling / squirrel.fallen / pharaoh''--but kept her head: ``we long for what we cannot love / to be freed from the boundaries / of our terrible skin.'' Thoug...| Read Full Review of Early Work: 1970-1979
This collection of Smith's poetry, focusing on her work during the decade in which she made her greatest impact on the punk and literary scenes, includes photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe and others.| Read Full Review of Early Work: 1970-1979
Michael Miller, Editor and Publisher of New York Arts and The Berkshire Review, an International Journal for the Arts, was trained as a classicist and art historian at Harvard and Oxford, worked in the art world for many years as a curator and dealer, and contributed reviews and articles to Bosto...May 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Early Work: 1970-1979
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