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Woolgathering (Signed First Edition)

Patti Smith

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ISBN 10: 0811219445 / ISBN 13: 9780811219440
Published by New Directions, 2011
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: New Directions [2011]. First edition thus. First printing. Hardbound. BRAND NEW. Very fine/very fine in all respects. A pristine unread copy, opened only for signature. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front end paper. Smoke-free. Defect-free. Shipped in well padded box. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Patti Smith has signed her ne only, with no other writing. Bookseller Inventory # 04-2012-88

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Title: Woolgathering (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: New Directions

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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The National Book Award–winner Patti Smith presents a treasure box of a childhood memoir about “clear unspeakable joy” and “just the wish to know.”

A great book about becoming an artist, Woolgathering tells of a youngster finding herself as she learns the noble vocation of woolgathering, “a worthy calling that seemed a good job for me.” She discovers―often at night, often in nature―the pleasures of rescuing “a fleeting thought.” Deeply moving, Wool- gathering calls up our own memories, as the child “glimpses and gleans, piecing together a crazy quilt of truths.” Smith introduces us to her tribe, “a race of cloud dwellers,” and to the fierce, vital pleasures of cloud watching and stargazing and wandering.

A radiant new autobiographical piece, “Two Worlds” (which was not in the original 1992 Hanuman edition of Woolgathering), and the author’s photographs and illustrations are also included. Woolgathering celebrates the sacred nature of creation with Smith’s beautiful style, acclaimed as “glorious” (NPR), “spellbinding” (Booklist), “rare and ferocious” (Salon), and “shockingly beautiful” (New York Magazine). Black-and-white illustrations

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.

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