Patti Smith's Just Kids won a National Book Award somehow. It's interesting if you like the era and the people involved but as writing it's all affectation and name-dropping.
Since hashish permeated the atmosphere of these stories I had it in my mind to partake of it.Not smoke it? Or:
We would sit together on their Napoleonic daybed, and he would read me passages from Rimbaud's Illuminations in the original French.No kidding? The ORIGINAL French? This Stallone fellow is more creative than I thought.
Every page has something like that, her "tapping open a door slightly ajar" and making me think of padding essays to get to 1000 words.
I would never serve as the source of his inspiration, though in attempting to articulate the drama of my feelings I became more prolific and I believe a better writer.O the irony.