Patti Smith

Just Kids

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A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe — whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Among their friends, literary lights, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Sandy Daley, Sam Shepherd, William Burroughs, etc. It was a heightened time politically and culturally; the art and music worlds exploding and colliding. In the midst of all this two kids made a pact to always care for one another. Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they prodded and provided each other with faith and confidence during the hungry years--the days of cous-cous and lettuce soup. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a profound portrait of two young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. And an unforgettable portrait of New York, her rich and poor, hustlers and hellions, those who made it and those whose memory lingers near.
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Impressions

    lasagnashared an impression2 years ago

    Es del tipo de historias que, cuando terminan, dejan un silencio perpetuo.

    Дарья Расковаshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    💞Loved Up
    🐼Fluffy

    с удивительно теплым чувством прочитала эту книгу о таланте, свободе от всего наносного, молодости и любви. браво, Патти, с еще большим удовольствием теперь слушаю твой альбом Horses с этой супер-фотографией Роберта Мэйплторпа на обложке.

    huliashared an impressionlast year
    👍Worth reading

    Замечательная история!
    Особенно понравилась фраза в начале история "I was not gifted but imaginative".

Quotes

    Iryna Sotohas quoted6 years ago
    I no longer felt that I was the right model for him, but he would wave my objections away. He saw in me more than I could see in myself. Whenever he peeled the image from the Polaroid negative, he would say, “With you I can’t miss.”
    Marina Adyrkhaevahas quoted3 years ago
    A universe not yet scored contained beneath the pale lids.
    Ulyana Melnikovahas quoted9 years ago
    was a good day to arrive in New York City. No one expected me. Everything awaited me

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