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    DescriptionA prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Among their friends, literary lights, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Sandy Daley, Sam Shepherd, William Burroughs, etc. It was a heightened time politically and culturally; the art and music worlds exploding and colliding. In the midst of all this two kids made a pact to always care for one another. Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they prodded and provided each other with faith and confidence during the hungry years--the days of cous-cous and lettuce soup. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a profound portrait of two young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. And an unforgettable portrait of New York, her rich and poor, hustlers and hellions, those who made it and those whose memory lingers near.


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    Title
    Just Kids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patti Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747568766
    ISBN 10: 0747568766
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: AVH
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, MUS050000
    DC22: 782.42166092
    Libri: ENGM4300
    BISAC V2.8: MUS029000
    Libri: ERIN2054, MUSI1613
    BIC subject category V2: AVGU
    BISAC V2.8: MUS030000, BIO000000
    Thema V1.0: AVN, AVP, DNBF1, AVLP
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    04 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Patti Smith is a writer, artist and performer. She has recorded ten albums and written five books, and her artwork has been exhibited worldwide. In 2005 she received the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest grade awarded by the French Republic to eminent artists and writers who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts throughout the world. She lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    'The most beautiful, incredible autobiography - it will make you ache for a time and a place that you probably never knew, New York in the 1970s' Nick Hornby 'A sharp, elegiac and finely crafted tribute to their childlike, pre-fame romance, set against the thrilling back drop of New York's countercultural blast' Sunday Times 'Terrifically evocative ... The most spellbinding and diverting portrait of funky-but-chic New York in the late '60s and '70s that any alumnus has committed to print' New York Times 'A tender, harrowing, often hilarious portrait of young lovers forging their paths in an eccentric milieu of Beat poets, Warhol socialites, and transvestites, rock stars and artists ... Much has been written about that time, but Just Kids offers new insight' Vogue