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The Resource M train, Patti Smith

M train, Patti Smith

Label
M train
Title
M train
Statement of responsibility
Patti Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café 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. We then travel across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this memoir, augmented by black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself
Summary
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents reflections on her inner life from the unique perspectives of the cafes and cultural haunts she has visited and worked in around the world
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430706
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.S672
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
M train, Patti Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stations -- Café 'Ino -- Changing channels -- Animal crackers -- The flea draws blood -- Hill of beans -- Clock with no hands -- The well -- Wheel of fortune -- How I lost the wind-up bird -- Her name was Sandy -- Vecchia zimarra -- Mu -- Tempest air demons -- A dream of Alfred Wegener -- Road to Larache -- Covered ground -- How Linden kills the thing she loves -- Valley of the lost -- The hour of noon
Control code
20433655
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780345815453
Lccn
2015012904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900179805
  • (OCoLC)900179805
Label
M train, Patti Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stations -- Café 'Ino -- Changing channels -- Animal crackers -- The flea draws blood -- Hill of beans -- Clock with no hands -- The well -- Wheel of fortune -- How I lost the wind-up bird -- Her name was Sandy -- Vecchia zimarra -- Mu -- Tempest air demons -- A dream of Alfred Wegener -- Road to Larache -- Covered ground -- How Linden kills the thing she loves -- Valley of the lost -- The hour of noon
Control code
20433655
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780345815453
Lccn
2015012904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900179805
  • (OCoLC)900179805

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