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    Early Work 1970-1979 (Paperback) By (author) Patti Smith

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    DescriptionPatti Smith - poet, songwriter, performer. Collected here are selections from Smith's writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America's underground scene. Smith's work evokes the experimentation, the longing, and the desire to break boundaries of those pre-punk days. Early Work: 1970-1979 contains poems and prose from her chap-books Seventh Heaven, Ha! Ha! Houdini! (complete), and Witt, as well as selections from her landmark work Babel. Over one-quarter of the works are previously unpublished, chosen from transcriptions of performance pieces, notebook entries, and the author's personal papers. In an introduction, Smith places her writing in the context of the seventies, a time when the consequences of leading a life on the edge were less profound. From obscure publications to well-known anthems, Early Work will bring together all the sides of Patti Smith from the meditative to the explosive. With published and unpublished photos by Robert Mapplethorpe, Judy Linn, and others, this raucous volume will remind people of why Patti Smith became a legend.

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    Early Work 1970-1979
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patti Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 190
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393313017
    ISBN 10: 0393313018

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, DCF
    DC21: 811.54
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PS3569.M53
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    B&T General Subject: 640
    DC22: 811/.54
    B&T Approval Code: V26280000
    DC22: 811
    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    LC classification: PS3569.M53787 A6 1995
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Illustrations note
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    12 July 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    [Early Work] establishes Smith as a visionary belletrist who believed in rock as a spiritual outlet and haven for black sheep an outpost on a continuum connecting such heroes as poets Arthur Rimbaud and Charles Baudelaire, Amelia Earhart, Harry Houdini and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini to a sexy, androgynous future. --Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone"