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M Train by Patti Smith

M Train by Patti Smith

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M Train by Patti Smith is a 253-page hardcover published by Alfred A. Knopf.  Stated third printing before publication, published October 6, 2015.  The condition is good except a 1 1/2" closed tear on page 117.

Book Summary

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids:  an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafes and haunts she has worked in around the world.  It is a book Patti Smith has described as "a roadmap to my life."

M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe 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.  Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima.

Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee.  It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multi platform artists at work today.

ISBN:  978-0-345-81545-3

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