The Coral Sea



[Reading] ➬ The Coral Sea ➳ Patti Smith – E17streets4all.co.uk Before the National Book Award winning Just Kids, Patti Smith addressed the life and passing of her intimate friend, photographer Robert MapplethorpeThrough the linked pieces of The Coral Sea, Patti S Before the National Book Award winning Just Kids, Patti Smith addressed the life and passing of her intimate friend, photographer Robert MapplethorpeThrough the linked pieces The Coral ePUB Æ of The Coral Sea, Patti Smith honors her comrade in arms Robert Mapplethorpe She tells the story of a man on an ocean journey to see the Southern Cross, who is reflecting on his life and fighting the illness that is consuming him Metaphoric and dreamy, this tale of transformation arises from Smith s knowledge of Mapplethorpe from a young man to a mature artist his close relationship with patron and friend, Sam Wagstaff his years surviving AIDS and his ascent into death The Coral Sea is Smith s lyrically compelling recasting of her grief to recapture Mapplethorpe s life in the past and his future in his art Rich in evocative details, it shows the man beneath the persona.The Coral Sea

PATTI SMITH is a writer, performer, and visual artist She gained recognition in the s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock She has The Coral ePUB Æ released twelve albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time by Rolling Stone Smith had her first exhibit of drawings at the Gotham Book Mart in and has been represented by the Robert Miller Gallery since Her books include Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award in , W tt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence In , the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor given to an artist by the French Republic She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Smith married the musician Fred Sonic Smith in Detroit in They had a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Jesse Smith resides in New York City.

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    The Coral Sea eBook ´ The Coral ePUB Æ Smith s knowledge of Mapplethorpe from a young man to a mature artist his close relationship with patron and friend, Sam Wagstaff his years surviving AIDS and his ascent into death The Coral Sea is Smith s lyrically compelling recasting of her grief to recapture Mapplethorpe s life in the past and his future in his art Rich in evocative details, it shows the man beneath the persona."/>
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • The Coral Sea
  • Patti Smith
  • English
  • 25 February 2019
  • 0393341356

10 thoughts on “The Coral Sea

  1. says:

    When he passed away I could not weep so I wrote Then I took the pages and set them away Here are those pages, my farewell to my friend, my adventure, my unfettered joy.A reflection on the life of her friend Robert Mapplethorpe, written in poetic prose by the great Patti Smith, one of the most diversely talented women in the world today.

  2. says:

    This is a most beautiful book, perfect in its own way, Patti Smith s poetic elegy for her friend, onetime lover and soulmate Robert Mapplethorpe, interspersed with a selection of his photographs, like meditations As a writer, I m in awe The prologue sets the tone and the scene, with Morpheus, from a place apart regarding his charge a young man asleep within the cloth of a voyage, which is turning, ever so slowly, even as the widening skirt of an ecstatic.

  3. says:

    There is no arguing with the fact that Patti Smith can write beautifully The Coral Sea was a wonderful observation of grief and sickness, but some parts just went over my head It really is an amazing piece of art, I just didn t understand all of it.

  4. says:

    A remembrance in poetry of Robert Mapplethorpe.Poetry Review The Coral Sea is a collection of Patti Smith s writing about the memory of Robert Mapplethorpe who passed in 1989, up to that point in time 1996 I read the revised version published in 2012, which addedpoems to the original edition It consists of a preface to his book Flowers, a poem for his memorial, and a sequence of prose poems that tell our story The collection is well illustrated by both their photographs As such, i A remembrance in poetry of Robert Mapplethorpe.Poetry Review The Coral Sea is a collection of Patti Smith s writing about the memory of Robert Mapplethorpe who passed in 1989, up to that point in time 1996 I read the revised version published in 2012, which addedpoems to the original edition It consists of a preface to his book Flowers, a poem for his memorial, and a sequence of prose poems that tell our story The collection is well illustrated by both their photographs As such, it s something of a prequel to her memoir Just Kids 2010 , the story of their struggling young ambitious artists days in New York City I d suggest, however, reading it after if interested Elegy seems to bring out the creator in Patti Smith On her groundbreaking, combining punk with poetry, first album Horses cover photo taken by Mapplethorpe she included an Elegie for Jimi Hendrix In her three memoirs she recollected Mapplethorpe Just Kids , her husband Fred Sonic Smith M Train, 2015 and Sam Shepard and Sandy Pearlman Year of the Monkey, 2019 The Coral Sea is Smith s poetic remembrance, Just Kids is her memoir of the same The latter is the stronger work, which led me to wonder if memoir is the natural outcome of what Smith calls the dried up poet syndrome So much of poetry comes from an author s own life If as one ages it becomes harder to make it new, is not memoir, which also flows directly from one s own life not a natural avenue to channel those creative but now maybe less energetic impulses I know of no poet to compare Smith with, from which she sprang She is in love with images, she sees all, images and elements appear, vanish, then reappear in another poem, repeating words and images tightly interwoven throughout the book The poems are visual, but she hears the sounds of her poems, every poem is capable of being read aloud No, not just read aloud, declaimed, orated, spoken from a stage Even sung, even danced The whole is a metaphoric voyage with people from their lives given new identities She has a fearless poet s soul, is afraid of no combination of words, willing to write a reign of tears or tiny arrows burning with the seductive poison of love or only Cupid in mischievous sleep could muster And only M in cruel awakening could master Many poets are far too cool to write those words, but Smith s poetry is fiery, rich, not cool One line is No one could enter a soul composed of tears, for one would surely drown To me those words succeed and fail on several levels Some favorites are After Thoughts and The Herculean Moth From these poems I get less a sense of who Robert Mapplethorpe was than who Patti Smith thought he was or what he was to her, for she seems to inhabit his skin in these lines, at times it s unclear where Smith begins or Mapplethorpe ends She writes of him warts and all, confident that he transcends earthly flaws, traits, and peccadilloes For her they both needed and collected amulets, tokens, talismans, touchstones, relics and ritual, objects with meaning, myth, and magic Everything is visceral, tactile, texture She runsto emotion, but there is food for the intellect here also In the final analysis the poems in The Coral Sea are heartfelt, honest in their fanciful way, with a meaning that Smith understandsthan anyone There are many personal and opaque references For instance in the last line of the book she writes commending these same wings beneath the folding arms of the deaconess of his soul Mapplethorpe died in Deaconess Hospital For what is infinitely intimate to her, she gently and generously allows us to see through the door she s opened 3

  5. says:

    I read Just Kids , now I needPatti.Update I finished reading The coral sea a few days ago I read it in spanish I was beautiful and poetic, but hardly a story.It s not like I expected it to be one, but it surprised me for the best how each chapter was a beautiful piece of art in itself.You could read them separately and you would still get the most inspired and inspiring images.I reacomend it as a poetry book, not a follow up to We were kids Pattis Smith s previously released book I read Just Kids , now I needPatti.Update I finished reading The coral sea a few days ago I read it in spanish I was beautiful and poetic, but hardly a story.It s not like I expected it to be one, but it surprised me for the best how each chapter was a beautiful piece of art in itself.You could read them separately and you would still get the most inspired and inspiring images.I reacomend it as a poetry book, not a follow up to We were kids Pattis Smith s previously released book on her relationship with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

  6. says:

    What a touching way to cope with the parting of a beloved person If I knewabout the Mapplethorpe s background, I think I would understand some of the references better but still, those were some amazing prose poems Everyone who reads this, I presume, secretly wishes that they will lead such a life, and that they will touch other people s lives in such a way, that they will one day become the subjects of a similarly moving and sensitive literary homage.

  7. says:

    The title piece, a long prose poem, was written in 1996 after the death of Patti Smith s dear friend, the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe This 2012 reissue includes some other poems for him, and a preface he asked her to write for his book, Flowers.It s the most exquisite and moving work The use of language is extraordinary heightened and unusual, yet at the same time clear and straightforward A paradox There is nothing self consciously writerly about it rather she is making art, and doe The title piece, a long prose poem, was written in 1996 after the death of Patti Smith s dear friend, the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe This 2012 reissue includes some other poems for him, and a preface he asked her to write for his book, Flowers.It s the most exquisite and moving work The use of language is extraordinary heightened and unusual, yet at the same time clear and straightforward A paradox There is nothing self consciously writerly about it rather she is making art, and does so by finding the perfect words to convey her friend s last journey, and something of his soul.A slim volume, beautifully produced, it includes some of his photos and some of her own It s unique It s a treasure a work of great beauty.I can see myself returning to it often.She recounts that he asked her, when he was dying, to write their story She eventually did the acclaimed memoir, Just Kids but it took her a long time to be able to do it Meanwhile she wrote The Coral Sea

  8. says:

    Absolutely beautiful.I think, having recently read Just Kids and knowing a little about her story and Robert s it was evenpoignant.I borrowed this book from the library, but will be buying several copies one for myself and a few for gifts Ms Smith s writing consistently liquefies me.For example, from The Pedestal pg 56 Such tears filled him with revulsion No one could enter a soul composed of tears, for one would surely drown.I recommend this without reservation to anyone who enjoy Absolutely beautiful.I think, having recently read Just Kids and knowing a little about her story and Robert s it was evenpoignant.I borrowed this book from the library, but will be buying several copies one for myself and a few for gifts Ms Smith s writing consistently liquefies me.For example, from The Pedestal pg 56 Such tears filled him with revulsion No one could enter a soul composed of tears, for one would surely drown.I recommend this without reservation to anyone who enjoys words that paint pictures

  9. says:

    World enraptured, most disconsolate prose poems.

  10. says:

    I really like this book specially after reading Just kids and listen to her music.

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