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Year of the Monkey Free download · 5 Amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life she offers this balm to the reader her wisdom wit gimlet eye and above all a rugged hope for a better world Riveting elegant often humorous illustrated by Smith’s signature Polaroids Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work a touchstone for our turbulent time. 610As with most Patti Smith books I think I ll enjoy this one the time I ponder it and when I inevitably read it again It s very dreamy and wandering about a year in her life where she was a sort of vagabond So the prose meanders as well and it s hard to find your footing Nevertheless as I always say I love Smith s writing style and will read whatever she puts out And I ll be sure to revisit this one again in the future

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Year of the Monkey Free download · 5 Cat In February a surreal lunar year begins bringing with it unexpected turns heightened mischief and inescapable sorrow In a stranger’s words “Anything is possible after all it’s the Year of the Monkey” For Smith–inveterately curious always exploring tracking thoughts writing–the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life’s gyre with loss aging and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the. A mortal folly comes over the world Antonin Artaud Anything is possible he said After all it s the Year of the Monkey Year of the Monkey is the third memoir from punk rocker and National Book Award winner Just Kids Patti Smith and it is making a lot of best of the year lists It s short a smallish book filled with Smith s signature Polaroids as she documents a year when she turned seventy 2016 the Year of the Monkey which is as you may recall is the same year Trump was electedThere s a lot of sadness in this book but it is not about Trump at least not initially He s always in the shadows in the early essays that represent events that take place in the run up to the election as a kind of foreboding and the last chapter is a kind of lamentoutcry post election but the gist of this book is about the loss of two of her best friends the writers Sandy Pearlman and Sam Shepherd As with much of life it s about dealing and regularly with grief as a condition of life as one ages but this is what she finally feels about life after dealing with all these losses in case you think this might be too sad to read Yet still I keep thinking that something wonderful is about to happen Maybe tomorrow The spirit of this book is positive hopeful very much embracing life It opens with Smith checking into the Dream Inn and uite a bit of what happens in California at least erases the difference between memory observation and dream One character she hangs out with Ernest I don t even know he exists except in her solitary creative mind The text reads to me sometimes as speculative non fiction sometimes surreal but never random always relevant When I reentered the room I could see that I was still sleeping so I waited with the window was open till I awoke It seemed like I had walked for miles yet everything stayed the same A lyrical punk rocker at 70 Yet she always was and some of the writing here to open the book is from the poet she has always been Happy new year to the waxing moon the telepathic sea Ashen birds circling the city dusted with night sorrow s vertigo Images recur birds candy wrappers cups of coffee missing children Medea monkey gods The repetition and synchronicity of dream logicSmith reflects on and sometimes has discussions throughout with various people about literature in Venice Beach she has a discussion with some folks about Roberto Bolano s masterwork 2666 completed as he was dying Fictional dreams within dreams within dreams Her amulets for protection as she faces grief and the decline of so much in this time are like mine like many of yours The arts reading paying attention as she does in the notebook she carries everywhere As I read this book I drank tea from my Year of the Monkey cup which I got from Chinatown here in Chicago I got it in 2016 see above the Year of the Monkey and will always now associate the cup oddly yinyang with Smith and Trump and my own losses of that year and this as I myself age I began to read it on my birthday January 6 or twelfth night or The Epiphany I didn t love all of the shortest essays as much as I did the ones on Sandy and Sam but still this book lives on in me now like a dream I too hope daily that something wonderful is about to happen and truthfully every day something wonderful does Marcus Aurelius Meditations Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to live

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Year of the Monkey Free download · 5 From the National Book Award winning author of Just Kids and M Train a profound beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative yearFollowing a run of New Year’s concerts at San Francisco’s legendary Fill Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz about to embark on a year of solitary wandering Unfettered by logic or time she draws us into her private wonderland with no design yet heeding signs–including a talking sign that looms above her prodding and sparring like the Cheshire. Marcus Aurelius asks us to note the passing of time with open eyes Ten thousand years or ten thousand days nothing can stop time or change the fact that I would be turning seventy in the Year of the Monkey Seventy Merely a number but one indicating the passing of a significant percentage of the allotted sand in an egg timer with oneself the darn egg The grains pour and I find myself missing the dead than usual I notice that I cry when watching television triggered by romance a retiring detective shot in the back while staring into the sea a weary father lifting his infant from a crib I notice that my own tears burn my eyes that I am no longer a fast runner and that my sense of time seems to be accelerating This often reads as though it were written under a fever dream and other times the random musings of the poet plucking inspiration from the erratic air all the while trying to focus on the things which are established and her memories of the years gone by At this point in her life she has just celebrated her 69th birthday is contemplating turning seventy in the coming year concerned over two friends whose health was rapidly fading the then coming election all while drinking lots of coffee and mourning those who have passed on and feeling helpless toward those merely hanging on There was work to be done concerts to perform lives to live however carefully And the lives of two men that she loved would be gone before another year arrived The wooden bed in the corner of the room seems so far away and all is but an intermission of small and tender conseuences And as the new year starts winding toward the next one the chants of the coming election seem inescapable but her thoughts drift often to her loved ones both here and gone the fragility and temporary nature of this one life we are givenLife love death aging politics music poetry writers reading the economy pollution all these and fill and fuel these pages Some are filled with lovely thoughts some with frustrations and some with heartbreaking reminiscences If you ve read any of her former memoirs you may remember of her penchant for including her photographs ones that typically remind her of a time when someone she loved was there by her side although there are many that are reminiscent of a place she visited These things are not just things though they are real moments in time captured in some object whose significance may or may not be recognized by anyone else Like a lullaby they give her comfort They are transportation back to that moment allowing her to relive those feelings those memories I plodded up the stairs to my room reciting to myself Once I was seven soon I will be seventy I was truly tired Once I was seven I repeated sitting on the edge of the bed still in my coat Our uiet rage gives us wings the possibility to negotiate the gears winding backwards uniting all time Years ago my brother sent me a box of books and inside that box was a copy of her Just Kids and then when her M Train came out he sent that as well but after reading Just Kids I would have bought my own copy hoping that the magic was still there I love the way she writes and her personal stories that she shares I didn t think she could match her Just Kids and for some maybe she doesn t but I loved this as much maybe just a smidgen I think for some it will be relatable the trouble with dreaming is that we eventually wake up If you are not a reader who typically read the epilogue do yourself a favour and make sure you read her final chapter entitled A KIND OF EPILOGUE


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Year of the Monkey “A mortal folly comes over the world”—Antonin Artaud“Anything is possible he said After all it’s the Year of the Monkey”Year of the Monkey is the third memoir from punk rocker and National Book Award winner Just Kids Patti Smith and it is making a lot of best of the year lists It’s short a smallish book filled with Smith’s s

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Year of the Monkey This is a year in the life of Patti Smith and it’s wrapped up like a dream We start out and she is on the California coast at the Dream Inn Her life friend Sam I'm not sure if they’re married or not is dying She wraps her life up with this ‘life is but a dream’ imagery I love her prose and how she entangles all the

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Year of the Monkey Patti Smith is nothing if not a wordsmith I would love to spend a day in her head because her brain is a fascinating one Year of the Monkey is kind of a memoir of Patti living a kind of vagabond existence for one year of her life 20

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    review Year of the Monkey Patti Smith ç 5 Free download Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ç Patti Smith 610As with most Patti Smith books I think I'll enjoy this one the time I ponder it and when I inevitably read it again It's very dreamy and wandering about a year in her life where she was a sort of vagabond So the prose meanders as well and it's hard to find your footing Nevertheless as I always say I love Smith's writing style and will read whatever she puts out And I'll be sure to revisit this one again in the future

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD Year of the Monkey Reading this was like being apart someone's dream with insight into their reflections and thoughts while with the feeling of suspension in time that dreams often evoke Patti Smith writes about the year 2016 which is the Chinese Year of the Monkey She spends time hitchhiking and relating her free spirited journey to various places in America while subseuently reminiscing on life loss aging and politics The dreamlike uality lasts throughou

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