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    DescriptionIt was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous--the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years.Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.


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    Title
    Just Kids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patti Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 279
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780066211312
    ISBN 10: 006621131X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, BGFA, JFSJ1, BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    DC21: 782.42166092
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: ML420.S672 A3 2010
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Ecco Press
    Imprint name
    Ecco Press
    Publication date
    19 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Smith lovingly depicts the denizens of the Chelsea Hotel - is that Janis Joplin at the bar? - and the rock club CBGB, all the while pondering how to be an uncompromising artist who nonetheless needs to pay the rent."--Boston Globe