Touching From a Distance

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Faber & Faber, Nov 25, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Revered by his peers and idolized by his fans, Ian Curtis left behind a legacy rich in artistic genius. Mesmerizing on stage but introverted and prone to desperate mood swings in his private life, Curtis died by his own hand on 18 May 1980.

Touching from a Distance documents how, with a wife, child and impending international fame, Curtis was seduced by the glory of an early grave. Regarded as the essential book on the essential icon of the post-punk era, Touching from a Distance includes a full set of Curtis's lyrics and a discography and gig list.

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Great insight, well written, very good - Goodreads
Wonderful insight into a great and tragic artist. - Goodreads
A good read and a great insight to there relationship - Goodreads
Great Insight in the live of an icon ! - Goodreads
An amazing insight into one of musics great frontmen. - Goodreads
It's my reference manual when I listen to Joy Division. - Goodreads

Review: Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division

User Review  - Karen Norwood - Goodreads

Wonderful insight into a great and tragic artist. 5 stars because really of how moved I was when reading it. It felt very intimate in a very organic way. Read full review

Review: Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division

User Review  - Francois Houle - Goodreads

Being a fan of Joy Division, I truly appreciate getting to know Ian and Deborah from her point of view. Tragic as it was for him to end his life, it seems that Deborah didn't start to live until after ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Deborah Curtis is the author of Touching from a Distance, her memoir of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division.

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