First softcover edition, first printing. Boldly signed by Patti Smith on the title page in black marker. A fine clean tight copy. Bookseller Inventory #
"Through these poems, a singular, glowing vision of Robert Mapplethorpe develops and emerges. In The Coral Sea, Patti Smith (in the words of Tennessee Williams) 'rings the bell of pure poetry.' "―William S. BurroughsIn linked pieces Patti Smith tells the story of a man on a 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 as a young man and as a mature artist, his close relationship with his patron and friend, Sam Wagstaff, and his years surviving AIDS and his ascent into death. Rich in detail, it is filled with references to Mapplethorpe's work and shows the man beneath the persona. Set against photographs by Mapplethorpe, the work emerges as a hymn, a prayer, a fable wishing him Godspeed on his latest journey.
About the Author: Patti Smith is a poet, performer, visual artist, and author of the National Book Award-winning memoir Just Kids. She has twelve albums, has had numerous gallery shows, and continues to give concerts of her music and poetry. Her books include Early Work, The Coral Sea, Witt, Babel, Auguries of Innocence, Woolgathering, Land 250, Trois, and many others. She lives in New York.
Title: The Coral Sea
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. Condition: Very Good. First Edition first Printing. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP101722820
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. Trade paperback. Condition: Very Good+. 7.90 X 7.60 X 0.10 inches; 72 pages. Seller Inventory # 345529
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Book Description W. W. Norton and Company, New York, 1997. Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st edition. A near fine copy with light edge wear as shown. 71 pages. See Photos box 18. Seller Inventory # 89772
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. Paperback. Condition: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A pristine copy, tight and crisp, with no signs of prior use or wear. The text is free of any markings. Fast shipping, with tracking number supplied. Shipping will be upgraded to First Class when standard (media mail) shipping is selected. ; 7.90 X 7.60 X 0.10 inches; 72 pages. Seller Inventory # 35438
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. Paperback. Condition: Very Good - Collectible. Dust Jacket Condition: None as Issued. Author signed first printing clean and tight with faint curl to paperback covers and "autographed copy" sticker to front cover Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Seller Inventory # SKU-050948