New Patti Smith biographical book with exclusive Bruce Springsteen interview coming out in May

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A new book with the title Why Patti Smith Matters who examines the legend from the point time Patti Smith‘s music and literary work and its continuing cultural and artistic influence will be released on 31 May.

The book is written by veteran music journalist Caryn Rosewhose extensive research for the project included an exclusive interview with Bruce Springsteen which focused on his collaboration with Smith on the classic song “Because the Night.”

Why Patti Smith Matters looks at Smith’s life and artistic work, from her immersion in the New York City art scene that began in the late 1960s, first primarily as a poet, to her emergence as an influential singer and songwriter as part of the punk movement in the mid-1980s. 1970s, to her acclaimed prose writing, including her award-winning memoirs from 2010 Just kids.

Rose explains what inspired her to write the book, saying: “I was eager to take on the formidable task of telling about Patti Smith’s career, because apart from Smith’s own work, the existing scholarship did not have that kind of informed, careful perspective of her. life and art as it deserves. “

You can pre-order Why Patti Smith Matters now on The book is available as a paperback and via digital formats.

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