Why Patti Smith matters

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Rose, Caryn,


University of Texas Press,, Volume 009, Austin, United States, p.228 pages ; (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00972484, (OCoLC)fst01030877, (OCoLC)fst01030878, (OCoLC)fst01084153, (OCoLC)fst01178321, (OCoLC)fst01941560, Biographies., Biography., États-Unis, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.), Musicians as artists., Musicians as authors., Musiciens artistes., Poétesses, Punk (Musique), Punk rock music, Punk rock music., United States, Women poets, Women poets., Women punk rock musicians, Women punk rock musicians.


Includes bibliographical references.Three chords merged with the power of the word -- C'mon, God, make a move -- Just bumming around -- She walked home -- Blue star -- Epilogue : grateful.Why Patti Smith Matters is the first book about the iconic artist written by a woman. The veteran music journalist Caryn Rose contextualizes Smith's creative work, her influence, and her wide-ranging and still-evolving impact on rock and roll, visual art, and the written word. Rose goes deep into Smith's oeuvre, from her first album, Horses, to acclaimed memoirs operating at a surprising remove from her music. The portrait of a ceaseless inventor, Why Patti Smith Matters rescues punk's poet laureate from 'strong woman' clichés. Of course Smith is strong. She is also a nuanced thinker. A maker of beautiful and challenging things. A transformative artist who has not simply entertained but also empowered millions"--