skip to content
M train Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

M train

Author: Patti Smith
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, ©2015 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe 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. We then travel across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Autobiographies
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Smith, Patti.
M train.
(CaOONL)20159038235
Named Person: Patti Smith; Fred Smith; Patti Smith; Fred Smith; Patti Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patti Smith
ISBN: 9781101875100 1101875100 9780345815453 0345815459
OCLC Number: 900179805
Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Café 'Ino --
Changing channels --
Animal crackers --
The flea draws blood --
Hill of beans --
Clock with no hands --
The well --
Wheel of fortune --
How I lost the wind-up bird --
Her name was Sandy --
Vecchia Zimarra --
Mu --
Tempest air demons --
A dream of Alfred Wegener --
Road to Larache --
Covered ground --
How Linden kills the thing she loves --
Valley of the lost --
The hour of noon.
Responsibility: Patti Smith.
More information:

Abstract:

M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe 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. We then travel across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this memoir, augmented by black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/900179805> # M train
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "900179805" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/women_rock_musicians_united_states> ; # Women rock musicians--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/personality_and_creative_ability> ; # Personality and creative ability
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/ML420> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/rock_musicians_united_states> ; # Rock musicians--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/women_rock_musicians> ; # Women rock musicians
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/rock_musicians> ; # Rock musicians
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/782.42166092/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_composers_&_musicians> ; # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Composers & Musicians
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/authorship> ; # Authorship
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/musiciens_rock_etats_unis> ; # Musiciens rock--États-Unis
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Person/smith_fred_1949_1994> ; # Fred Smith
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Person/smith_patti> ; # Patti Smith
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Person/smith_patti> ; # Patti Smith
    schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2015" ;
    schema:datePublished "2015" ;
    schema:description "Café 'Ino -- Changing channels -- Animal crackers -- The flea draws blood -- Hill of beans -- Clock with no hands -- The well -- Wheel of fortune -- How I lost the wind-up bird -- Her name was Sandy -- Vecchia Zimarra -- Mu -- Tempest air demons -- A dream of Alfred Wegener -- Road to Larache -- Covered ground -- How Linden kills the thing she loves -- Valley of the lost -- The hour of noon."@en ;
    schema:description "M Train is a journey through eighteen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe 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. We then travel across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories including her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this memoir, augmented by black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2267390734> ;
    schema:genre "Autobiographies"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biographies"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#CreativeWork/m_train> ;
    schema:name "M train"@en ;
    schema:productID "900179805" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781101875100> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780345815453> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/900179805> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Person/smith_fred_1949_1994> # Fred Smith
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1949" ;
    schema:deathDate "1994" ;
    schema:familyName "Smith" ;
    schema:givenName "Fred" ;
    schema:name "Fred Smith" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Person/smith_patti> # Patti Smith
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Smith" ;
    schema:givenName "Patti" ;
    schema:name "Patti Smith" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_composers_&_musicians> # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Composers & Musicians
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Composers & Musicians"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/musiciens_rock_etats_unis> # Musiciens rock--États-Unis
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Musiciens rock--États-Unis"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/personality_and_creative_ability> # Personality and creative ability
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Personality and creative ability"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/rock_musicians_united_states> # Rock musicians--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Rock musicians--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/women_rock_musicians> # Women rock musicians
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women rock musicians"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2267390734#Topic/women_rock_musicians_united_states> # Women rock musicians--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women rock musicians--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780345815453>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0345815459" ;
    schema:isbn "9780345815453" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781101875100>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1101875100" ;
    schema:isbn "9781101875100" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.