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M train [electronic resource]. Patti Smith.

Smith, Patti. (Author). Smith, Patti. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781101923030 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Patti Smith.
Summary, etc.: From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey into the mind of this legendary artist, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world.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, through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, 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...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 184108 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Literary Criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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