Devotion (Why I Write)

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Devotion (Why I Write)

Devotion (Why I Write)

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The words that will penetrate virgin territory, crack unclaimed combinations, articulate the infinite.

O impacto da música e dos livros dessa mulher na minha vida é imenso, e eu tenho uma dívida séria de gratidão com ela. Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. 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. Patti read from the memoir section of Devotion (which involved a trip to France and all the meat, potatoes and coffee that made M Train so lovable) and spoke about how the rest of the slender volume was written in haste, against a deadline, as she was something at a loss as to how to describe the devotion of the process of writing in such a way.

Her love is skating although there is a man, as well, in his late thirties … ’She had skated through his waking hours. O conto não tem muita salvação, nem com a moldura do "filme obscuro que só a Patti viu" + referências biográficas sentimentais.

I guess these were meant to inspire the reader in the way Camus's pages inspired Smith, but they were pretty much illegible. I regularly watch the webpages of Estonian publisher Kultuurileht for their current translations published under the Loomingu Raamatukogu (LR) imprint. E o trabalho no caso de quem cria não é somente ficar em frente à página em branco da tela ou do caderno mas prestar atenção aos detalhes do dia a dia, aos sonhos, às conversas mais banais, aos filmes que se vê, livros, séries. There are stacks of notebooks that speak of years of aborted efforts, deflated euphoria, a relentless pacing of the boards. No entanto, tudo me pareceu muito cenográfico e genérico, as deambulações por Paris e sua psicogeografia batida, uns insights em pontos óbvios, ainda que haja um ou outro ponto de vivacidade aqui e ali.

It is Martti Helde’s requiem for thousands of Estonians who suffered mass deportation to Siberian collective farms in the spring of 1941, when Stalin’s troops rounded them up, separated families, and herded them into cattle cars. I loved her agony over picking the right books to take on a trip (I feel her so much there) and about visiting "holy" sites of authors that meant something to her. I was excited when Devotion was announced, and when it was explained to be a treatise about her writing and process (although she does delve into that in M Train a bit). That compulsion that prohibits me from completely surrendering to a work of art, drawing me from the halls of a favorite museum to my own drawing table. I’m listening from time to time as I drive to Since I Fell by Dennis Lehane, which is not (in any way that is obvious to me) affecting me deeply.

Patti Smith, a National Book Award-winning author, 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.

Outubro de 2010: não satisfeita em não ter gostado do livro original, comprei a tradução - pra reclamar tudo de novo. I could stand on street corners and harangue complete strangers into reading her absolutely perfect memoir Just Kids. The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The final reflections on writing on the last two pages are well worth the thirteen pounds Sterling I paid for this at London's Rough Trade East and the time I spent reading it at the 10 Bells pub while hiding out from the rain--a pub once frequented by ladies of the evening, at least two of whom were dismembered by Jack the Ripper's carving knife. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

I like exploring people’s minds and their creativity, and while this certainly was interesting to dig her brain in this manner, I wanted to know more about the nitty gritty of her writing life. Besides being a beautifully phrased phrase, her humility before other great works of literature is quite winning.reading this felt like i was holding hands with a grandparent as we were meandering through an abandoned park. A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic--its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring.

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