Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday's Bookshelf

What life was like in those heady days in NYC when popular music was about to experience a dramatic change.  Again.  [More about the author, who was profiled earlier in The Coracle, may be found here.]

Patti Smith's first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work--from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetry.