Year of the monkey / Patti Smith.

By: Smith, Patti [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First editionDescription: 171 pages : illustrations ; 21 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525657682; 0525657681Subject(s): Smith, Patti | Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Women rock musicians -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Year of the monkeyDDC classification: 818/.5403 | B LOC classification: PS3569.M53787 | Z46 2019
Contents:
Way out West -- ICU -- YOM 2016 -- What Marcus said -- Big red -- Intermission -- Home is the sailor -- Imitation of a dream -- Black butterflies -- Amulets -- In search of imaginos -- Why Belinda Carlisle matters -- The holy see -- The mystic lamb -- The golden cockerel -- A night on the moon -- A kind of epilogue.
Summary: "A memoir about the year 2016 in which dreams and reality are interwoven" -- Provided by publisher.Summary: "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 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 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 set in. But as 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 for 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." -- Publisher's description
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Way out West -- ICU -- YOM 2016 -- What Marcus said -- Big red -- Intermission -- Home is the sailor -- Imitation of a dream -- Black butterflies -- Amulets -- In search of imaginos -- Why Belinda Carlisle matters -- The holy see -- The mystic lamb -- The golden cockerel -- A night on the moon -- A kind of epilogue.

"A memoir about the year 2016 in which dreams and reality are interwoven" -- Provided by publisher.

"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 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 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 set in. But as 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 for 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." -- Publisher's description

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