America's Punk Rock RhapsodistBook - 2015
In Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith's lyrics, music, and artistic output. Wendell explores how Smith's androgynous stage presence pulled the various societal triggers, adding a new layer of meaning to popular music performance. Songwriter and singer, performance artist and poet, Smith created work that drew together biography, history, and music into a powerful collage of an artist who shaped a generation of musicians.
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
Branch Call Number: 782.4216 WEN
Characteristics: xxiii, 181 pages ; 24 cm.