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Just Kids

by Smith, Patti

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New York: Ecco Press, 2010. First printing. 291 pp., 6.25 x 9.25 inches. Paper over boards in printed dust-jacket. With more than thirty black-and-white illustrations from photographs. New.

The first of Smith's memoirs, chronicling the years of her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe, which won the National Book Award in 2010.

Synopsis

Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert MapplethorpeA 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.

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On Sep 1 2011, West of Eden Books said:
Sometimes it's about being in the right place at the right time and Patti Smith certainly was.Now, all these years later, we get to hear the stories too, and great ones they are.'Just Kids' is chock-full of wonderful anecdotes about the greats and the unknowns who shaped the New York music and art scene in the 60s, and 70's and who's influences on outsider culture in those days reverberate today in the mainstream.Unflinchingly honest, and recalled with crystal clarity, Smith's remarkable memoir of this pivotal period in American art is a well-deserved award winner.Once again, as we move further into the 21st Century, our minds and hearts are stirred by Patti Smith.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
4013
Title
Just Kids
Author
Smith, Patti
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
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Edition
First printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ecco Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2010
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Passages Bookshop stocks fine, rare, and unusual books and graphic art, with a concentration on modern and contemporary literature and art (particularly poetry and the avant-garde), artist's books, fine printing, and the book arts. The successor to New York City's Bridge Bookshop (late 1980s), Passages opened in Albuquerque in 1994 and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. In November of 2015 we moved to a new retail shop and gallery centrally located in Portland's east side, two blocks north of the convention center, where we are typically open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as by appointment or chance. Proprietor: David Abel, info@passagesbookshop.com

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