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  • A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat (Bilingual Edition)

    By Arthur Rimbaud

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811219488
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: September 2011
    Poet Arthur Rimbaud originally distributed A Season In Hell – a personal poem of damnation as well as a plea to be released from “the examination of his own depths” – as a self-published booklet and soon afterword, at the age of nineteen, quit poetry altogether. Allen Ginsberg proclaimed Rimbaud “the first punk” – a visionary mentor to the Beats for both his recklessness and his fiery poetry. This new edition dons the original cover by Alvin Lustig and present the original French and the classic Louise Varese translation of both A Season In Hell & The Drunken Boat. Patti Smith offers her reverie of praise, “Think of me he cries – and we must – immersing ourselves…in an infinite affair.” After all, Hamlet would read Rimbaud. Includes a Rimbaud Chronology. 103p.
  • American Music

    By Annie Leibovitz

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375505072
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2003
    Portraits from the photographer's archives, among them photographs of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, the Grateful Dead, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Presley, but the bulk of the work is new material created especially for this project, in which Leibovitz traveled across the country, taking pictures in juke joints and at iconic sites like Graceland. The subjects of her portraits include Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Beck, Philip Glass, and many more.
  • An Accidental Autobiography: The Selected Letters of Gregory Corso

    By Gregory Corso

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811215350
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: May 2003
    Fabulous letters from the vagabond Beat poet to his friendsamong them Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. For all his charm and intelligence poet Gregory Corso lived a vagabond life. He never held down a regular job. He rarely stayed very long under the same roof. He spent long stretchessome as long as four or five yearsabroad. Many of his letters came from EuropeFrance, England, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greeceas he kept in touch with his circle of friendsamong them his best friend Allen Ginsberg and a steady supporter, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He left (or was left by) a number of girlfriends and he fathered five children along the way. He was apt to raise a bit of a ruckus at poetry readings and other public events. No one could be sure what he might do next except that he would write poetry and get it published and that it would be widely read. When the idea of a book of selected letters was first proposed, Gregory had some reservations about it. Would the book reveal too much of his private life? But then with typical hubris he said the equivalent of "let it all hang out" and "all" does hang out in An Accidental Autobiography. The book is indeed the next thing to an unplanned self-portrait and gives a lively sense of the life Gregory Corso led, marching to his own drummer and leaving in his wake such marvelous books of Beat poetry as The Happy Birthday of Death, Elegiac Feelings American, Long Live Man, and Herald of the Autochthonic Spirit. Bill Morgan, who is extremely conversant with the Beats, has done an admirable job collecting letters from libraries and various individuals across the country and then selecting and organizing them in a progression that spans Corso's lifetime. In addition to Morgan's introduction and commentary, the book includes a special foreword by poet and rock star Patti Smith as well as a number of photographs.
  • Ann Demeulemeester

    By Ann Demeulemeester

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847843503
    • Publisher: Rizzoli
    • Published: October 2014
    The first and highly personal perspective into the work and processes of Ann Demeulemeester, one of the most influential and inspiring fashion designers of our time. Graduating from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1981, Ann Demeulemeester (and her contemporaries in the Antwerp Six) transformed global fashion with an aggressive restatement of traditional fashion design and a polemical approach to luxury trends. Influenced by punk, she founded her label in 1985 and imbues her designs with a strong narrative and rebellious spirit. For Demeulemeester, fashion is a form of communication. Her complex language of contrasts covers a whole gamut of emotions. The tension is highly poetic, and her clothes reveal many layers of soul. Known for her elegant tailoring and dark yet glamorous aesthetic, she created a serene and darkly romantic world with an intriguing mix of edgy rebellion and sophistication. This book is a tribute to Demeulemeester’s historical career, with over 1,000 photographs approximating some of the mystery and detailing associated with her brand.
  • Devotion (Why I Write)

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300218626
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: September 2017
    A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic—its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply with an audience never met? In this groundbreaking book, one of our culture’s beloved artists offers a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations, and unexpected connections. Patti Smith first presents an original and beautifully crafted tale of obsession—a young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted. She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. We travel through the South of France to Camus’s house, and visit the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle. Smith tracks down Simone Weil’s grave in a lonely cemetery, hours from London, and winds through the nameless Paris streets of Patrick Modiano’s novels. Whether writing in a café or a train, Smith generously opens her notebooks and lets us glimpse the alchemy of her art and craft in this arresting and original book on writing. The Why I Write series is based on the Windham-Campbell Lectures, delivered annually to commemorate the awarding of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University.
  • Early Work: 1970-1979

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393313017
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: May 1995
    SIGNED STOCK OF THIS TITLE IS SOLD OUT. ALL AVAILABLE COPIES ARE UNSIGNED. Poet, musician, artist, muse - 'stocking feet or barefoot/immensely proud or bent like love' - Patti Smith, rockhead to defy description, brings it all to the page, breathing her inescapable influence to the word, the electric word, the electric word that stirs and dazzles. Get up on it! B&W illus. 180p.
  • Horses

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Vinyl
    • Publisher: Sony Records
    • Published: May 2012
  • Ice: Lynn Davis

    By Lynn Davis

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111788687
    • Publisher: Melcher Media
    • Published: 2015
    4to. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Davis. Mild dust soiling to slightly faded boards. VG.
  • M Train

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $14.40 - $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101910160
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: August 2016
    SIGNED STOCK IS SOLD OUT. ALL AVAILABLE COPIES ARE UNSIGNED. M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café 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. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, we travel to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico; to the fertile moon terrain of Iceland; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York’s Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; to the West 4th Street subway station, filled with the sounds of the Velvet Underground after the death of Lou Reed; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith’s life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multiplatform artists at work today.
  • Outside Society - 180g

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Vinyl
    • Publisher: Sony Legacy
    • Published: October 2011
    Newly remastered; Liner notes include her personal recollections of each song
  • Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062345165
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: November 2016
  • Patti Smith: Camera Solo

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300182293
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: October 2011
    “Since 1978, when Patti Smith was first inspired by her friend Robert Mapplethorpe to take up photography, she has infused her work with personal meaning. Her photographs possess the same unfiltered emotional quality found in her poetry and lyrics. The images are totemic and sometimes elegiac, whether they serve as symbolic portraits or as memorials to the authors and artists she admires. Even her portraits of cities are distilled into a single object, be it a garland in a shop window in Moscow or a Ferris wheel in Vienna. These works are intimate – modest in scale like the pages of a book. Her tenderness for her subjects, both animate and inanimate, is apparent in every image. “Patti Smith: Camera Solo” is the artist’s first American museum exhibition to focus on her photographs” – (from the Director’s Foreword). It installs @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, October 21, 2011 – February 19, 2012. This accompanying catalogue reproduces seventy black-and-white images. Not included: Installation; Ephemera; Video. Exhibition Checklist. 95p.
  • Patti Smith: Dream of Life

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780847832088
    • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
    • Published: August 2008
    An intimate look into the interior life of the musician, artist, and poet Patti Smith. Integrated throughout the book are quotes and private transcripts, along with personal and unpublished photographs that reveal Smith's extraordinary personal journey, along with photographs of her with friends and family, images of her personal artifacts, and never before published Polaroids taken by Smith, are reproduced here for the very first time. This one-of-a-kind volume provides a singular glimpse into the mind, inspirations, and creative spirit of one of contemporary culture's most accomplished artists. Over 400 color and black-and-white photographs. 416p.
  • The One Inside

    By Sam Shepard

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101974384
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2018
  • Woolgathering

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811219440
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: November 2011
    This small, intimate and luminous memoir revisits the most sacred experiences of writer, performer, and visual artist Patti Smith’s early years – with truths so vivid they border on the insurreal. The author entwines her childhood self – and its “clear, unspeakable joy” – with memories both real and envisioned from her twenties on New York City’s MacDougal Street, the street of noir cafes. Completed in Michigan, on Smith’s 45th birthday and originally published in a slim volume from Raymond Foye’s Hanuman Books, twenty years later, New Directions proudly presents this much-augmented ‘magnetic field’, featuring writing that was omitted from the book’s first printing, along with new photographs and illustrations. List of illustrations. 80p.

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