Devotion (Why I Write)
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Steve, I feel that you were rather harsh in your "remembrance". of Robert Brustein. First and foremost, he was a… At this early age, Smith was exposed to her first records, including Shrimp Boats by Harry Belafonte, Patience and Prudence's The Money Tree, and Another Side of Bob Dylan, which her mother gave her. Smith graduated from Deptford Township High School in 1964 and, following graduation, began work in a factory.   She gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on April 26, 1967, and placed her for adoption.  She later entered Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New Jersey.
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Scaggs, Austin (October 6, 2004). "Q&A: Michael Stipe". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 30, 2008 . Retrieved February 4, 2008.Smith, a contemplative writer of gratitude and reverence, . . . deepens her inquiry into the nature of inspiration in this slender, trenchant volume. . . . Gracefully improvisational, as always, Smith offers an unusually poetic, mystical, and transfixing perspective on the mystery of literary creation.”—Donna Seaman, Booklist Devotion is short enough to devour at one enjoyable sitting and thought-provoking enough to deserve re-reading.”—Suzi Feay, Financial Times Rose, Caryn (December 2, 2022). "Patti Smith's Worldview Finds a New Format in the Beautiful A Book of Days". Vulture . Retrieved March 1, 2023.
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In Devotion, [Smith] starkly shares and uncovers, through a spare, haunting prose, the reasons she is compelled to write; so evocative is Smith's writing that we're compelled to read it as her voices transfixes us with its bell-like clarity and ringing passion."--Henry Carrigan, No Depression: The Journal of Roots Music If the authors are serious, this is a silly, distasteful book. If they are not, it’s a brilliant satire. The environment is his number one preoccupation’ … with the Dalai Lama at the Glastonbury festival in 2015. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
Flood, Alison (February 5, 2020). "Patti Smith pitches in to help burgled Oregon bookshop". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved February 5, 2020. To be sure, as Bill attests, Brecht's plays can prompt emotions, but probably beyond anything he intended. There is a… I wonder how it was, trying to make it as a female artist in a society dominated by men. Her beatnik mentors, including William Burroughs, Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg (who chatted her up when he thought she was a boy) were all men who wrote about each other. “You have to look at these people in the context of the times they lived. Gender identification was very strong then. But William and Allen were both homosexuals, at a time when it was looked upon as a disease or an aberration. The openness we have now came upon the shoulders of people like them.”
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a b c d Khanna, Vish (May 2007). "Patti Smith Fights the Good Fight – Timeline". Exclaim!. Canada. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009 . Retrieved December 5, 2008. Crawford, Anwen (October 6, 2015). "The Theology of Patti Smith". The New Yorker . Retrieved June 1, 2017. Performing on Saturday Night Live in 1976. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal/Getty Images
The middle of the book contains Smith’s first published piece of fiction, a long, dreamlike, and rather tedious short story entitled “Devotion” where the image of the ice skater and Simone Weil will improbably morph into a story about a feisty young woman who also skates and has a slightly creepy affair with a starchy older man. It’s supposed to represent passion overcoming reason, or something- –the billowing steam of pseudo-romantic clichés (“-I belong to no one, she said defiantly. -No one? He smiled, unbuttoning her sweater.”) bored me to wooziness. Any story written on a European train and apparently inspired by soaking up the ancient bohemian atmosphere of Paris and London ought to be way more alluring than this. In 2010, Smith had a brief cameo in Jean-Luc Godard's Film Socialisme, which was first screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.  Pope Francis invites Patti Smith to play at Vatican Christmas concert", Denham, Jess, The Independent, November 14, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2021.