Patti Smith - Just Kids PDF Download eBookPatti Smith (born Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith) is an influential poet, artist, and singer-songwriter whose works and existence played very important role in the development of New York punk rock and art scenes. With her debut album Horses (1975), a brilliant combination of raw rock and roll and poetry, she set herself in a distinct ground and earned the title the “godmother of punk”.
In 2010, Smith’s marvelous memoir Just Kids was released and it was warmly welcomed by readers as well as critics—it became New York Times bestseller for nonfiction. The book details her days when she just entered the “jungle” of rock ‘n’ roll, pop culture, and art of New York City, especially her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe. Both would eventually rise as prominent poet-music performer and photographer respectively, but in the late 60’s, they’re just two young people with dreams, devotions, and ambitions who were lucky to find each other just so they could at least watched each other’s back during their fledgling times in the Big Apple.
Smith candidly and tenderly portrays her relationship with Mapplethorpe, which started as lovers and then changed as friends. She recounts memorable periods of time they spent in historical places such as Max's Kansas City and the Hotel Chelsea. They lived in Chelsea lobby for years and during that time, they met and got to know some important figures: from beat writers William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, to blues legends Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
Despite building the book around her relationship with Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith has successfully presented something bigger. This memoir is more or less her tribute to 1960’s-1970’s New York art scene.
PDF eBook Details(The page count for Just Kids might be different from the retail edition due to scanning or formatting.)
• Author: Patti Smith;
• Genre/Subject: Biography;
• Language: English;
• PDF Pages: 208;
• File Size: 2 MB;
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