Woolgathering by Patti Smith

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...Smith pares down her prose to a state of vivid impressionism, so enigmatic that even ordinary acts...take on spiritual weight.
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In this small, luminous memoir, the National Book Award-winner Patti Smith revisits the most sacred experiences of her early years, with truths so vivid they border on the surreal. The author entwines her childhood self - and its 'clear, unspeakable joy' - with memories both real and envisioned from her twenties on New York's MacDougal Street, the street of cafes. Woolgathering was completed in Michigan, on Patti Smith's 45th birthday and originally published in a slim volume from Raymond Foye's Hanuman Books. Twenty years later, Bloomsbury is proud to present it in a much augmented edition, featuring writing that was omitted from the book's first printing, along with new photographs and illustrations.
 

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A writer, performer, and visual artist, Patti Smith has exhibited her drawings and photographs internationally, most recently Camera Solo at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum in Hartford. She has recorded thirteen albums, launched by the seminal Horses in 1975. Her many books include Witt, Babel, The Coral Sea, Auguries of Innocence and Just Kids, which won the National Book Award in 2010. Patti Smith lives in New York City.
 
Published June 1, 1992 by Hanuman Books. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Fiction
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Reviewed by Helen Zaltzman on May 12 2012

...Smith pares down her prose to a state of vivid impressionism, so enigmatic that even ordinary acts...take on spiritual weight.

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