Touching From a Distance

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Faber & Faber, Nov 25, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
242 Reviews

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
The writing indicates no warmth, no compassion. - 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

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

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On the whole I enjoyed this book but it didn't really tell me anything I haven't already seen in films or documentaries about Ian Curtis. Deborah's account of the early years of her relationship with ... Read full review

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

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He knew what he was talking about in those lyrics he wrote. He's become a legend since his death, but Ian Curtis was not rich or famous in his lifetime. He was a struggling musician with a day job, a ... 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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