by Patti Smith
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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A Prelude to Glory, Just Kids, tells the story of the friendship between two young artists, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, whose passion fuelled their pursuit of art throughout.In 1967, the chance of a meeting between two young people led to a romance and a long friendship that brought them all to international success never dreamed of.The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max Kansas City, Scribner the Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol Factory and the whole resplendent city.Among their friends, light literature, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, de Sable Daley, Sam Berger, William Burroughs, etc. are among them.It has been an increase in both politically and culturally, the art and music of the worlds of explosion and collide and collide.In the midst of all this, two children made a pact to always take care of each other.Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they pushed and provided each other with faith and confidence during the year hunger years–the couscous days and lettuce, lettuce, soupJust Children that begins as a love story and ends as an elegyMagnificently written, it is a deep portrait of two young artists, often hungry, saturated only by art and experience.And an unforgettable portrait of New York, its rich and poor, resourceful and tormented, those who did it and those whose memory lingers close by.
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