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Year of the Monkey (Paperback): Patti Smith Year of the Monkey (Paperback)
Patti Smith
R375 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Year of the Monkey (Hardcover): Patti Smith Year of the Monkey (Hardcover)
Patti Smith 1
R431 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R146 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 Patti 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 Southern 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. But as Patti 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 of 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.

The Heart of the Midwife - 4 Historical Stories (Paperback): Darlene Franklin, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Marilyn Turk The Heart of the Midwife - 4 Historical Stories (Paperback)
Darlene Franklin, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Marilyn Turk
R377 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Acid for the Children - A Memoir (Hardcover): Flea Acid for the Children - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Flea; Foreword by Patti Smith
R715 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Just Kids (Paperback): Patti Smith Just Kids (Paperback)
Patti Smith 2
R326 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R99 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's definitive memoir: an evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe 'Sharp, elegiac and finely crafted' Sunday Times 'Terrifically evocative ... The most spellbinding and diverting portrait of funky-but-chic New York in the late '60s and '70s that any alumnus has committed to print' New York Times 'Render, harrowing, often hilarious' Vogue 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.

M Train (Paperback): Patti Smith M Train (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'So honest and pure as to count as a true rapture' JOAN DIDION 'A poetic masterpiece' JOHNNY DEPP 'Our St John of the Cross, a mystic full of compassion' EDMUND WHITE 'A roadmap to my life', from the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of cafes and haunts she has worked in around the world 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.

Year Of The Monkey (Paperback): Patti Smith Year Of The Monkey (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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 Patti 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 Southern 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. But as Patti 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 of 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.

Just Kids (Paperback): Patti Smith Just Kids (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R448 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R160 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Devotion (Paperback): Patti Smith Devotion (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R232 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R33 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Just Kids (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition): Patti Smith Just Kids (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)
Patti Smith 1
R1,002 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R360 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Patti's Smith's exquisite prose is generously illustrated in this full-color edition of her classic coming-of-age memoir, Just Kids. New York locations vividly come to life where, as young artists, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe met and fell in love: a first apartment in Brooklyn, Times Square with John and Yoko's iconic billboard, Max's Kansas City, or the gritty fire escape of the Hotel Chelsea. The extraordinary people who passed through their lives are also pictured: Sam Shepard, Harry Smith, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg. Along with never-before-published photographs, drawings, and ephemera, this edition captures a moment in New York when everything was possible. And when two kids seized their destinies as artists and soul mates in this inspired story of love and friendship.

Greg Calbi - Land ((1975-2002)) (CD): Greg Calbi Greg Calbi - Land ((1975-2002)) (CD)
Greg Calbi; Performed by Patti Smith 1
R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jimmy Iovine - Easter ((Remastered)) (Vinyl record): Jimmy Iovine Jimmy Iovine - Easter ((Remastered)) (Vinyl record)
Jimmy Iovine; Performed by The Patti Smith Group
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Various Artists - Collapse Into Now (CD): Jacknife Lee, Joel Gibb, Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Peaches, Lenny Kaye, R.E.M. Various Artists - Collapse Into Now (CD)
Jacknife Lee, Joel Gibb, Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Peaches, …
R81 Discovery Miles 810 Ships in 20 - 25 working days
Just Kids Illustrated Edition (Hardcover): Patti Smith Just Kids Illustrated Edition (Hardcover)
Patti Smith 1
R980 R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Auguries Of Innocence - Poems (Paperback): Patti Smith Auguries Of Innocence - Poems (Paperback)
Patti Smith 1
R404 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R154 (38%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Flowers (Hardcover): Patti Smith Robert Mapplethorpe: Flowers (Hardcover)
Patti Smith
R870 R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Save R139 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

El Ano del Mono / The Year of the Monkey (Spanish, Hardcover): Patti Smith El Ano del Mono / The Year of the Monkey (Spanish, Hardcover)
Patti Smith
R532 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Push the Sky Away (Hardcover): Piotr Zbierski Push the Sky Away (Hardcover)
Piotr Zbierski; Preface by Patti Smith; Text written by Eleonora Jedlinska
R1,028 R834 Discovery Miles 8 340 Save R194 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Devotion (Hardcover): Patti Smith Devotion (Hardcover)
Patti Smith
R410 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R52 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Ships in 10 - 15 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."

Station to Station (DVD): Chris Totushek, Cat Power, Savage S, Gary Indiana, Doug Aitken, Jackson Browne, Thurston Moore, Corey... Station to Station (DVD)
Chris Totushek, Cat Power, Savage S, Gary Indiana, Doug Aitken, … 1
R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Doug Aitken directs this artistic documentary. On a cross-country train, travelling 4000 miles from New York to San Francisco over 24 days, a group of artists, musicians and dancers join the journey at various points to take part in a series of one minute artistic performances. While the train stops at different stations along the way a series of ten unique happenings take place off the train.

Robert Mapplethorpe (Hardcover, New Edition): Mark Holborn Robert Mapplethorpe (Hardcover, New Edition)
Mark Holborn; Contributions by Patti Smith; Introduction by Andrew Sullivan 1
R3,659 R2,785 Discovery Miles 27 850 Save R874 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A revised and updated edition of the most comprehensive survey published of Mapplethorpe's photograph.

Robert Mapplethorpe was one of the twentieth century's most important and influential artists, known for his groundbreaking and provocative work. He studied painting, drawing, and sculpture in Brooklyn in the 1960s and started taking photographs when he acquired a Polaroid camera in 1970.

This comprehensive monograph is an overview of the artist's black-and-white photography of floral still lifes, nudes, selfportraits, and portraits, among other subjects-and also includes a selection of his color images.

The Coral Sea (Paperback): Patti Smith The Coral Sea (Paperback)
Patti Smith
R300 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R16 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Year of the Monkey (Hardcover): Patti Smith Year of the Monkey (Hardcover)
Patti Smith
R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Carousel Dreams - 4 Historical Stories (Paperback): Susanne Dietze, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly Carousel Dreams - 4 Historical Stories (Paperback)
Susanne Dietze, Patty Smith Hall, Cynthia Hickey, Teresa Ives Lilly
R368 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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