Devotion by Patti Smith
Publisher: Yale University Press
In this open exploration of the written word, we travel through the South of France to Camus’s house, and visit the garden of the great publisher Gallimard where the ghosts of Mishima, Nabokov, and Genet mingle. Smith tracks down Simone Weil’s grave in a lonely cemetery, hours from London, and winds through the nameless Paris streets of Patrick Modiano’s novels. Whether writing in a café or a train, Smith opens her notebooks to her reader and lets us glimpse the alchemy of her art and craft in this book dedicated to writing.