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M Train (Paperback): Patti Smith M Train (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R275 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R90 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

REVISED EDITION WITH FIVE THOUSAND WORDS BONUS MATERIAL AND NEW PHOTOGRAPHS M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable artists at work today.

Just Kids (Paperback): Patti Smith Just Kids (Paperback)
Patti Smith 2
R259 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R82 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Just Kids (Paperback): Patti Smith Just Kids (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R360 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R124 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.

Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous--the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years.

Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

Push the Sky Away (Hardcover): Piotr Zbierski Push the Sky Away (Hardcover)
Piotr Zbierski; Preface by Patti Smith; Text written by Eleonora Jedlinska
R849 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R222 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Devotion (Paperback): Patti Smith Devotion (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R161 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R27 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, a rare and generous look into the creative process 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 caf 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.

Patti Smith - Horses (CD): Patti Smith Patti Smith - Horses (CD)
Patti Smith
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Patti Smith - Wicked Messenger (The 1996 Broadcast) (CD): Patti Smith Patti Smith - Wicked Messenger (The 1996 Broadcast) (CD)
Patti Smith
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Devotion (Hardcover): Patti Smith Devotion (Hardcover)
Patti Smith
R319 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R62 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Just Kids Illustrated Edition (Hardcover): Patti Smith Just Kids Illustrated Edition (Hardcover)
Patti Smith 1
R758 R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Save R164 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Thief's Journal (Paperback): Jean Genet The Thief's Journal (Paperback)
Jean Genet; Foreword by Jean-Paul Sartre; Introduction by Patti Smith
R290 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015 (Hardcover): Patti Smith Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015 (Hardcover)
Patti Smith 1
R527 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R185 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An American original, Patti Smith is a multi-disciplined artist and performer. Her work is rooted in poetry, which infused her 1975 landmark album, Horses. A declaration of existence, Horses was described as 'three chords merged with the power of the word'; it was graced with the now iconic portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe, the subject of her award-winning memoir Just Kids. Initially published in 1998, Patti Smith's Complete Lyrics was a testimony to her uncompromising poetic power. Now, on the fortieth anniversary of the release of Smith's groundbreaking album, Collected Lyrics has been revised and expanded with more than thirty-five additional songs, including her first, 'Work Song', written for Janis Joplin in 1970, and her most current, 'Writer's Song', to be recorded in 2015. The collection is liberally illustrated with original manuscripts of lyrics from Smith's extensive archive. Patti Smith's work continues to retain its relevance, whether controversial, political, romantic or spiritual. Collected Lyrics offers forty-five years of song, an enduring commemoration of Smith's unique contribution to the canon of rock and roll.

M Train (Paperback): Patti Smith M Train (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R339 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R111 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
John Cale - Horses (Vinyl record): John Cale John Cale - Horses (Vinyl record)
John Cale; Performed by Patti Smith
R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Astragal (Paperback, Main): Albertine Sarrazin Astragal (Paperback, Main)
Albertine Sarrazin; Introduction by Patti Smith 1
R207 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R52 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'My Albertine, how I adored her! Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. She was my guide through the nights of one hundred sleeps. And now she is yours.' At the age of twenty-one, a sad and hungry Patti Smith walked into a bookshop in Greenwich Village and decided to spend her last 99 cents on a novel that would change her life forever. The book was Astragal, by Albertine Sarrazin. Sarrazin was an enigmatic outsider who had spent time in jail and who wrote only two novels and a book of poems in her short life - she died the year before Patti found her book, at the age of twenty-nine. Astragal tells the story of Anne, a young woman who breaks her ankle in a daring escape from prison. She makes it to a highway where she's picked up by a motorcyclist, Julien, who's also on the run. As they travel through nights and days together, they fall in love and must do whatever they can to survive, living their lives always on the edge of danger. A bewitching and timeless novel of youthful rebellion and romance, this new edition of Patsy Southgate's original translation includes an introduction by Patti Smith.

Early Work 1970-1979 (Paperback, UK ed.): Patti Smith Early Work 1970-1979 (Paperback, UK ed.)
Patti Smith
R351 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R82 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A collection of Smith's early poems and prose, which is both meditative and explosive, and evokes the desire to break boundaries in the pre-punk era.

Double Blind - War In Lebanon 2006 (Paperback): Paolo Pellegrin, Patti Smith, Scott Anderson Double Blind - War In Lebanon 2006 (Paperback)
Paolo Pellegrin, Patti Smith, Scott Anderson
R595 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R40 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Paolo Pellegrin (Magnum Photos) and journalist Scott Anderson were in Lebanon during the conflict, on assignment for The New York Times. Pellegrin's photographs intimately capture the fear and powerlessness of the Lebanese population in the face of the ceaseless Israeli air strikes, revealing the terror and despair of families and friends witnessing the deaths of their loved ones, whilst around them their homes were destroyed. In particular, Pellegrin also documented the aftermath of the attack on the village of Qana in southern Lebanon; many of the victims children, his photographs reveal the immense suffering of the civilians involved. Alongside his work exposing the consequences of indiscriminate attacks on a civilian population is a 3000-word account by Scott Anderson, who accompanied Pellegrin in Lebanon. Pellegrin and Anderson were both wounded in a missile attack by an Israeli drone, which fired on their vehicle as they traveled through the city of Tyre.

The Coral Sea (Paperback): Patti Smith The Coral Sea (Paperback)
Patti Smith
R262 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R52 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Through the linked pieces of The Coral Sea, Patti Smith honors her comrade-in-arms Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989). She tells the story of a man on an ocean journey to see the Southern Cross, who is reflecting on his life and fighting the illness that is consuming him. Metaphoric and dreamy, this tale of transformation arises from Smith's knowledge of Mapplethorpe from a young man to a mature artist; his close relationship with patron and friend, Sam Wagstaff; his years surviving AIDS; and his ascent into death. The Coral Sea is Smith's lyrically compelling recasting of her grief to recapture Mapplethorpe's life in the past and his future in his art. Rich in evocative details, it shows the man beneath the persona. This edition features a new introduction and new material by Smith.

Patti Smith: Dream of Life (DVD): Margaret Smilov, Scott Vogel, Steven Sebring, Patti Smith Patti Smith: Dream of Life (DVD)
Margaret Smilov, Scott Vogel, Steven Sebring, Patti Smith; Directed by Steven Sebring
R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

An examination of the life and career of poet, painter, activist and influential singer-songwriter Patti Smith. Shot largely in black and white, the film is the product of a 12-year collaboration with director Steven Sebring and paints an abstract yet intimate portrait of Smith's life accompanied by readings and excerpts from her poetry and music.

Woolgathering (Hardcover): Patti Smith Woolgathering (Hardcover)
Patti Smith 1
R328 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R115 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A great book about becoming an artist, Woolgathering tells of a youngster finding herself as she learns the noble vocation of woolgathering, a worthy calling that seemed a good job for me. She discovers often at night, often in nature the pleasures of rescuing a fleeting thought. Deeply moving, Wool- gathering calls up our own memories, as the child glimpses and gleans, piecing together a crazy quilt of truths. Smith introduces us to her tribe, a race of cloud dwellers, and to the fierce, vital pleasures of cloud watching and stargazing and wandering.A radiant new autobiographical piece, Two Worlds (which was not in the original 1992 Hanuman edition of Woolgathering), and the author s photographs and illustrations are also included. Woolgathering celebrates the sacred nature of creation with Smith s beautiful style, acclaimed as glorious (NPR), spellbinding (Booklist), rare and ferocious (Salon), and shockingly beautiful (New York Magazine).

A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat (Paperback, Second Edition): Arthur Rimbaud A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat (Paperback, Second Edition)
Arthur Rimbaud; Introduction by Patti Smith; Translated by Louise Varese
R245 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R48 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

New Directions is pleased to announce the relaunch of the long-celebrated bi- lingual edition of Rimbaud s A Season In Hell & The Drunken Boat a personal poem of damnation as well as a plea to be released from the examination of his own depths. Rimbaud originally distributed A Season In Hell to friends as a self-published booklet, and soon afterward, at the age of nineteen, quit poetry altogether. New Directions s edition was among the first to be published in the U.S., and it quickly became a classic. Rimbaud s famous poem The Drunken Boat was subsequently added to the first paperbook printing. Allen Ginsberg proclaimed Arthur Rimbaud as the first punk a visionary mentor to the Beats for both his recklessness and his fiery poetry. This new edition proudly dons the original Alvin Lustig designed cover, and a introduction by another famous rebel and now National Book Award winner Patti Smith."

Just Kids (Hardcover): Patti Smith Just Kids (Hardcover)
Patti Smith
R514 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R108 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.

Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous--the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years.

Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

Early Work - 1970-1979 (Paperback): Patti Smith Early Work - 1970-1979 (Paperback)
Patti Smith
R286 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R55 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"[Early Work] establishes Smith as a visionary belletrist who believed in rock as a spiritual outlet and haven for black sheep—an outpost on a continuum connecting such heroes as poets Arthur Rimbaud and Charles Baudelaire, Amelia Earhart, Harry Houdini and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini to a sexy, androgynous future." —Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone

"A poet of distinction." —John Rockwell, New York Times

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.

"[Early Work] burns . . . with the galvanizing sense of faith and transcendence that made [Smith] the last of the great rock poets." —Entertainment Weekly

Robert Mapplethorpe: Flowers (Hardcover): Patti Smith Robert Mapplethorpe: Flowers (Hardcover)
Patti Smith
R721 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R144 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Among the motifs considered to be typically Mapplethorpe--i.e. nudes, portraits, black men, and the New York gay scene--flowers had a firmly-established (albeit less spectacular) position. The first date from the seventies; the last were taken shortly before his death. Design was also dominant here; the perfect, emphatically artifical arrangement. And in the final analysis, he was also concerned with the same subject: stylizing sexuality into a still life. Under Mapplethorpe's gaze, flowers lose their mellifluous-ness and innocent symbolism. They suddenly reveal a perfidious, at times decadent, eloquence. Once again one encounters two things in their utmost perfection: erotic drama and absolute clarity of composition--the celestial poles and quintessence of Mapplethorpe's work. His long-time partner, singer-songwriter Patti Smith, composed a farewell poem for this volume.

Auguries Of Innocence - Poems (Paperback): Patti Smith Auguries Of Innocence - Poems (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R323 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R120 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Auguries of Innocence is the first book of poetry from Patti Smith in more than a decade. It marks a major accomplishment from a poet and performer who has inscribed her vision of our world in powerful anthems, ballads, and lyrics. In this intimate and searing collection of poems, Smith joins in that great tradition of troubadours, journeymen, wordsmiths, and artists who respond to the world around them in fresh and original language. Her influences are eclectic and striking: Blake, Rimbaud, Picasso, Arbus, and Johnny Appleseed. Smith is an American original; her poems are oracles for our times.

Patti Smith Complete 1975-2006 (Paperback, 1st Harper Perennial ed): Patti Smith Patti Smith Complete 1975-2006 (Paperback, 1st Harper Perennial ed)
Patti Smith
R543 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R51 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The release of any new material by legendary poet and musician Patti Smith, either written or recorded, is cause for celebration. But last fall, when Smith released her lyrics in a lavishly illustrated and annotated book, crowds turned out in record numbers across the country at book festivals, libraries, and local clubs to celebrate this artist's magnificent and ongoing journey in words and music. The "Chicago Tribune describes Patti Smith Complete as "a collection of her songwriting oeuvre, notes, and unpublished photos by Robert Mapplethorpe and Annie Liebovitz, and countless memorabilia from the complex life of this nearly fifty-two-year-old image of American individuality."
Now in paperback, in a beautifully designed package, here are the words and pictures that influenced a generation from the fever pitch of performance to the solitude of the artist. Never has a collection of lyrics offered up images from a lifetime as intimate and forthright as those collected in Patti Smith Complete.

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