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Smith Patti

Year of the Monkey

€ 18.95

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 year.

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 '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.

Text in English


Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
Hardback
192 pagina's
September 2019
328 gram
209 x 141 x 22 mm
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