Patti Smith | Critical Essay by Jonathan Cott

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Patti Smith.
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Critical Essay by Jonathan Cott

The writer Grace Paley once talked in an interview about the fact that many women missed the sense of boyhood when they were children, "the freedom and excitement of boyhood," and that girls would try "to invent some kind of risky, boyhood life for [their] girlhood—which creates imagination, which means imagination."

Patti Smith—poet and rock-and-roll star—accepted her boyhood life right from the beginning. "Female. feel male," she wrote in her little book "Seventh Heaven." "Ever since I felt the need to choose / I'd choose male."…

A kind of cross between Alice in Wonderland and Huck Finn—a working-class kid who took off from the New Jersey backwater to become a poète maudit in New York City—Patti Smith seems to have nurtured her contradictions not so much with...

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