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M train /​ Patti Smith.

By: Smith, Patti [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookProducer: New York : Bloomsbury, c2015Description: 275 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408867709 (paperback)..Subject(s): Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography | Personality and creative ability | Women rock musicians -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 782.42166092 SMI
Contents:
Stations Caf�e 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.
Summary: M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village caf�e 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.
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Stations
Caf�e 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.

M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village caf�e 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.

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