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The Resource Just kids, Patti Smith

Just kids, Patti Smith

Label
Just kids
Title
Just kids
Statement of responsibility
Patti Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
An artist and musician recounts her romance, lifetime friendship, and shared love of art with Robert Mapplethorpe, in a memoir that includes such influential artists as Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and William Burroughs
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
347583
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Patti
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Patti
  • Mapplethorpe, Robert
  • Women musicians
  • Friendship
  • Popular culture
  • Women poets, American
  • Artists
  • Poets, American
  • Musicians
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Just kids, Patti Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045319652
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780747548409
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)70765057
Label
Just kids, Patti Smith
Publication
Control code
000045319652
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780747548409
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)70765057

Library Locations

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