Anglais Year of the monkey (édition en anglais)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train , a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland as a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the year of the monkey." For Smith--inveterately curious, always exploring--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the Western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.

Rayons : Arts et spectacles > Arts et spectacles

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith grandit dans une petite ville du New Jersey avant de partir s'installer à New York où elle rencontre Robert Mapplethorpe. Avec lui, elle marquera bientôt le siècle. Elle mène une vie de bohème désargentée et se construit en tant qu'artiste dans les milieux underground. Grande admiratrice de la poésie française du XXe siècle, en particulier d'Arthur Rimbaud, elle interprète sur scène ses propres poèmes avant de les mettre en musique et de devenir chanteuse. Elle deviendra rapidement une icône du rock et de la culture punk. En 2016, Bob Dylan lui demande de le représenter auprès de l'Académie suédoise pour la remise du Prix Nobel de littérature. À plus de 70 ans, elle est repartie pour une tournée mondiale, prévue jusqu'en 2022.