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Devotion (Hardcover): Patti Smith

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Patti Smith

Series: Why I Write

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From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, an inspired exploration of the nature of creative invention A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic-its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply with an audience never met? In this groundbreaking book, one of our culture's beloved artists offers a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections. Patti Smith first presents an original and beautifully crafted tale of obsession-a young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted. She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. We travel through the South of France to Camus's house, and visit the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle. Smith tracks down Simone Weil's grave in a lonely cemetery, hours from London, and winds through the nameless Paris streets of Patrick Modiano's novels. Whether writing in a cafe or a train, Smith generously opens her notebooks and lets us glimpse the alchemy of her art and craft in this arresting and original book on writing. The Why I Write series is based on the Windham-Campbell Lectures, delivered annually to commemorate the awarding of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Why I Write
Release date: August 2017
Authors: Patti Smith
Dimensions: 186 x 128 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 93
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-21862-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
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LSN: 0-300-21862-1
Barcode: 9780300218626

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